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Fishial Fish ID Challenge

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Fishial Fish ID Challenge


Anglers, RFRI has partnered with the Wye Foundation on the Fishial.AI Fish ID Project with the goal of making highly accurate fish identification "Fishial Recognition" possible. We are currently about to accurately identify over 100 species, help us get more!

This open-source image database will allow researchers worldwide to use the fish images in solving fisheries science-related issues. If you’re interested in joining the RFRI team, please download the Anglers Almanac App (See below) and click of fish recognition and start taking photos. You will be automatically entered into the challenge.

  • The challenge consists of uploading and processing as many fish photos as possible via the Anglers Almanac App (see species list below).
  • The Contest is free of charge and open to the general public.
  • Win amazing prizes at the end of each month (A Star brite boat care bucket mailed to your home (Including: Boat Wash 16oz, Ultimate Xtreme Clean 32oz, Star Tron Gasoline Additive 8oz, Ultimate Vinyl Guard Spray 32oz, Ultimate Xtreme Protectant 32oz, Ultimate Fiberglass Stain Remover Spray Gel 32oz, Reggae Microfiber Mitt Blue, Ultimate 5 Gallon Bucket)!
  • For more info fill in Info Request below and we will get back to you, but all you need to do is...
  • Download Anglers Almanac App (see below). Set up an account & start taking photos, that's it!
Here is the list of species we need more photos, especially bolded ones:

Coastal: Spotted Seatrout, White Seatrout, Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Southern Flounder, Tripletail, Tarpon

Snapper: Red, Lane, Gray/Mangrove, Vermilion, Yellowtail, Cubera, Mutton, Queen

Grouper: YellowedgeSnowyWarsaw, Red, Yellowfin, Gag, Yellowmouth, Black, Scamp

Migratory: Wahoo, Dolphin, Amberjacks, Cobia, Grey Triggerfish, Scamp, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel

Tunas: Yellowfin, Blackfin, BigeyeBluefin

Billfish: Blue MarlinWhite MarlinSailfish

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To participante in the Fishal Fish ID photo contest, you will need to download the Anglers Almanac app.

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