March 2, 2011 Featured Article Read More →

Goodbye to James

A year has gone by and unfortunately James Thorburn’s (aka Sharkman) time with SSACN has ended as his contract has expired.

James is moving on to further his shark research by undertaking a PhD. He hopes to use the data anglers have gathered over the years as part of his research and to use more sophisticated tagging equipment to understand more about Scotland’s inshore sharks.


According to James “The past year has been terrific, I’ve had some terrific experiences and learnt an awful lot. I’d like to thank all those who have supported me in my role and I’d particularly like to thank those took the time to help a novice angler catch some terrific fish.”

But it’s not all sad news, as James has enjoyed his time with the SSTP that much he will continue to act as a volunteer for the SSTP.

The cake in the picture was baked by his SNH line manager Dr Jane Dodd who wrote,  “I’ve really enjoyed working with James and I think he has delivered some great work for SSACN.  I’m excited by the prospect of James doing a PhD and look forward to watching him do well.”

We at SSACN agree with her sentiments and wish him well in the future.

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