How data derived from recreational angling can drive science.

Read Simon Thomas’ Report with data from the SACGB

‘The Pat Smith database for Blue Shark captures from the SW of England has now reached over 100,000 captures with the reports from this year, which makes it the second largest time series of shark captures in the world after the NOAA dataset. None of this work is possible without recreational anglers and skippers and the data collected is pretty much gold standard. Fortunately, the founders of the Shark Angling Club of Great Britain had the foresight to record this data.’