IGFA Creating Fish Recognition App for Smartphones

| June 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

The impact of technology on all aspects of fishing is accepted without much extensive discussion, but where would we be without a new app to identify fish for us? I assume they will progress into much more obscure and difficult to ID fish than the ones currently on their list. When it comes to saltwater, there are so many fish in the sea that I’ve misidentified a few myself over the years.

FROM IGFA –

The IGFA is developing a fish recognition app – allowing anglers to identify their catch with a click of a smartphone – but we need your help!

In partnership with Columbia University, the IGFA is currently developing the first ever visual recognition app for fish. This technology will assist anglers in identifying the fish they catch just by taking a picture on their iPhone. The app is in the early stages of development, but the IGFA is asking anglers to take part in the next phase by submitting smartphone pictures of the following fish:

Common snook
Red drum
Spotted seatrout
Gray snapper
Black drum
Gag grouper
Bonefish
Permit
Tripletail
Cobia

The IGFA hopes to receive a minimum of 40 pictures for each species, so if you are on a hot bite, photograph as many of your catches as possible!
All pictures should be taken on the IGFA All-Tackle Length measuring device and display the full length of the fish clearly showing the position of the mouth and tail, with no human hands or feet in the picture. The IGFA hopes to receive a minimum of 40 pictures for each species, so if you are on a hot bite, photograph as many of your catches as possible.

To submit pictures, simply upload to Facebook and tag the IGFA in the image, or email your pictures to [email protected].

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