FishAI: Sustainable Commercial Fishing

The Norwegian Government aims to reduce CO2 emissions from domestic fishing 50% by 2030. Artificial Intelligence combined with your skillset might be the key to achieve this goal!

With a fishing zone of 2.1 million square meters, Norway is considered Europe's largest fishing and aquaculture nation. Every year,  commercial vessels land fish to a total value of around NOK 20 billion in Norway.

At an overall level, the migration patterns of a variety of fish species are relatively predictable. A fisherman knows, for example, that the mackerel season starts in mid-September and plans accordingly.

On a daily basis however, fish can move over large distances, and with the main decision-making tool being the captain´s experience and intuition, boats typically search for days, even weeks, before making a catch.

In other words, there are great environmental benefits and opportunities in optimizing commercial fishing activities by reducing unnecessary transport distances. We believe that smarter use of publicly available data is key to transforming one of the oldest industries in the world.

We invite you to take a deep dive into the data and transform them into a powerful decision-making tool for the Captains of the 1100 vessels operating across the Norwegian fishing zone!

Register your team now! 

Awards & Proceedings

All participants are asked to submit a 2 page paper (double column, plus 1 additional page for references) describing their method and results. The submitted papers will be reviewed single blind and will be published. 

Outstanding submissions will be invited to submit a full length paper to a special issue about the competition in the Nordic Machine Intelligence Journal. For more information about the NMI journal and to download templates, please visit the journal homepage

We will also offer the following prices to the winning team:

  • 1 year start-up membership at NCE Seafood

  • Mentorship and support with commercialization

  • Support and practical work with soft-funding (up to NOK 100.000)

  • Pre-seed funding network and support

The Winner of the competition will be announced at the NordicAIMeet2022, taking place 14-15th of November at the Clarion Hotel, Oslo. For more information about the NordicAIMeet and to register, click here

Important dates: 

  • May 9th, 2022: Competition launch and dataset release
  • June 16th, 2022: Digital Kick off and Q&A for registered teams
    • Register here: 
  • September 25th, 2022: Deadline for submitting results.
  • October 21st, 2022: Jury evaluation of results.
  • October 24th, 2022: The jury will provide the results you should use in your paper.
  • October 31st, 2022: Deadline for submitting method description paper. 
  •  November 14th, 2022: Presentation and winner announcement!


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Publisert 16. juni 2022 14:02 - Sist endret 6. okt. 2022 12:09