Blue Fish Radio: Why scientists love data from fishing apps

Blue Fish Radio

Angling apps with professor Paul Venturelli

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

Resources for recreational fishing surveys are always scarce, and this lack of data hampers scientific understanding of our fisheries, and how to sustainably manage them. However biologists are realizing that angler apps are potentially an incredible source of scientific data—if only they can get their hands on it.


In this episode of Blue Fish Radio, producer and host Lawrence Gunther talks to Paul Venturelli (above), Associate Professor of Fisheries at Ball State University, and one of the world’s leading experts on recreational fishing data collection. Listen in for a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion about the scientific challenges and opportunities of using angler-generated data from apps.

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You can find Paul Venturelli’s complete report on this topic at

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