Photos: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (water flea); Peter van der Sluijs (goby); (carp)

Blue Fish Radio: How scientists are using the Fishbrain angling app to track invasive species


Outdoor Canada is pleased to present Blue Fish Radio, podcasts about the future of fish and fishing in Canada. Produced and hosted by Lawrence Gunther, the program is dedicated to sharing first-hand angling knowledge and scientific discoveries, and supporting local champions who protect and enhance our waters.


In this episode of Blue Fish Radio, producer/host Lawrence Gunther talks to Jessica Weir (above left), a PhD student in environmental sciences at Indiana’s Ball State University, and Nate Roman (above right), Partnership Manager with Fishbrain. (Fishbrain is a mobile app and online platform for anglers with map-based tools, social networking features, fishing forecasts and more.) The three discuss how researchers, such as Jessica, are using data from 250,000 anglers, and more than four million catch logs, to reveal invasive species superhighways. They also talk about the steps Fishbrain is taking to better inform anglers about the spread of invasive species.

To listen to the episode now, press PLAY below. To download this podcast to your device, go to the Blue Fish Radio home page.