This app is a tool for anglers who would like to keep a cool diary that makes it easy to overlook catches and fishing trips and at the same time give a helping hand to the fish stocks in Denmark. Data from "Fangstjournalen" is used by DTU Aqua to support and preserve fish stocks and ultimately to support sustainable recreational fisheries. The app is developed by DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark, who provides advisory services about fish and fisheries for the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, for municipalities and several NGO¥s.
Fangstjournalen makes it easy to register the details about your fishing trip and catches - either while you are fishing or when the fishing trip has been completed.
Fangstjournalen - a lot of benefits for you
- Keep track of your fishing trips and your catches in an easy way
- Keep track of what you caught, where and when
- Automatically link in weather data with your fishing trip
- Add images from your fishing trip
- Explore catch statistics for different fishing waters
- Compare your own catch statistics to others
- Get onsite info about fisheries regulations
- Keep catches private or display them on Fangstjournalen boasting page or Facebook
- Help the Danish fish stocks
- Enter a monthly prize draw
Fangstjournalen - a lot of benefits for the fish stocks
When you use Fangstjournalen, you provide valuable data that are used in the management and research that DTU Aqua conduct. Currently info about the status of the fish stocks are scarce in many waters and that is a limiting factor for fisheries management. Data are used to increase our knowledge about how fish stocks react e.g., to changes in climate, habitats, abundance of fish predators, fisheries regulation, pollution, invasive species and more.
Overview your fishing trips
The special "Overview" page makes it easy to overview your fishing trips and catches. Your catches and fishing trips are presented on a map and if you click on the icons you get all the details. "My page" gives you and overview of your record fish and catch statistics for all the species you have caught and your averages are compared with an average from other anglers.
When you register a fishing trip the weather information for your fishing spot is automatically attached. Moreover, it's easy to attach your own photos to the fishing trip and individual catches.
Explore the statistics of the fishing waters
At the "Overview" page you can see your own as well as public statistics for the fishing waters where you have fished. You can see information about record fish and catch rates, i.e. how many fish are caught pr. hour. Note that private catches are not included in the public statistic.
You remain anonymous - unless you boast about your catch
All catches and fishing trips are anonymous and your name will not be published in Fangstjournalen. The public statistics shown in Fangstjournalen is always based on several fishing trips and it's not possible to identify individual anglers. Your shared information will not be linked to your name; it will become part of a combined database. If you would like to make a catch public and let others know your name, you can publish it on the "boasting" page. You can also share your catches with Facebook and Twitter via "My page"
Fangstjournalen knows how to keep a secret
When you register a catch, you can choose to make it private. Then it's not included in any public statistics shown at Fangstjournalen, but is still available for research purposes.
When you sign up for Fangstjournalen we collect information about your name, age, country, memberships of Danish angling clubs, email adress and password. According to Danish law we are allowed to collect and use this information with your permission. DTU Aqua use this data for statistics, to optimize the functionalities and to prevent abuse.
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