Our Objectives

The FSBI is an international, non-political, learned Society, based in the United Kingdom, that supports scientific activity in fish biology and management through charitable sponsorship. Membership is open to anyone interested in these objectives.

  • Convene and provide financial support for meetings on appropriate aspects of fish biology and fisheries science and conservation.
  • Disseminate research and technical information through the agency of the Society's journal the Journal of Fish Biology and by other means.
  • Support research in, or connected with, fish biology and fisheries management, including the provision of travel bursaries, PhD studentships, small research grants and sponsorship.
  • Collect and disseminate information on all matters affecting the activities mentioned and exchange such information with other bodies having similar objects whether in this country or overseas.

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The Council

President 2019-2021

School of Biological Sciences, Bangor University, Bangor, LL57 2UW, UK

Email: FSBI President


Vice-President 2019-2021

Institute of Biodiversity,
Animal Health & Comparative Med
Room 204 Graham Kerr Building
Glasgow G12 8QQ

Email: FSBI Vice-President


Ian Winfield

Secretary 2017-2021

Email: FSBI Secretary

Honorary Treasurer 2013-2021

Bournemouth University, Poole, BH12 5BB, UK

Email: FSBI Treasurer

Administrative Support

Jane Smith


Bangor University, UK

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Research Grant Committee

Chair of the Research Grant Committee (2016-

Queen’s University, Belfast, UK

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Research Grant Committee (2017-2021)

Marine Biological Association, UK and University of Southampton, UK

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Rita Castilho

Research Grant Committee (2020-2024)

University of Algarve Faro

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Anne Magurran

Research Grant Committee (2020-2024)

University of St Andrews, UK

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Communication Committee (Chaired by the FSBI President)

Communications Committee (2018-2022)

University of Salford, UK

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Communications Committee (2018-2022)

Institute of Marine Research, Troms&oslash, Norway

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Communications Committee (2018-2022)

Clyde River Foundation, UK

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Nigel Milner

Communications Committee (2020-2024)

APEM Ltd / Bangor University

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Student representative and communications committee (2018-2022)

University of St. Andrews, UK

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Travel Grant Committee

Chair of Travel Grants Committee (2017-2021)

Institute for Marine Research, Bergen, Norway

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Travel Grants Committee (2019 - 2023)

Marine Stewardship Council

Email Katie Here

Sophy McCully Philips

Travel Grants Committee (2020-2024)

CEFAS (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science)

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Studentship Committee

Chair of the Studentship Committee (2019-2023)

CEFAS (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science)

Email Rui Here

Studentships Committee (2017-2021)

University of Glasgow, UK

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Andy Nunn

Studentships Committee (2020-2024)

University of Hull , UK

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Michel Kaiser


The Journal of Fish Biology

Heriot Watt University, UK

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Newsletter Editor

Email: FSBI Newsletter

William Perry

Social Media Coordinator

Cardiff and Bangor University

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Filip Volckaert

Symposium Convenor 2021

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

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Chris Brodie

Website and Online Consultant

Liverpool John Moores University

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Iain Barber

Co-convenor Symposium 2022

Nottingham Trent University, UK

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Observer (Wiley Support)

Rosie Trice

Wiley Support

John Wiley & Sons Ltd , UK

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Council currently comprises fourteen trustees, four of whom are Honorary Officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer), who manage and implement the Society’s objectives, make strategic decisions and conduct business on behalf of the Society’s membership.

Members of Council, including Honorary Officers, may be nominated by any active member of the Society. They are elected for a four-year term at the Society's Annual General Meeting, which is held during the FSBI annual symposium. Officers may be elected for a second term of four years. No term of office may exceed eight years, and a one-year period must elapse before a member of the Society may be re-elected to Council. At least one member of Council is from a European country outside the British Isles.

Council meets in March/April and December each year, normally in London. The Society's finances are managed by the Finance committee, which is chaired by the Honorary Treasurer and includes the President and Secretary.

Council currently has four other committees, with each taking responsibility for an area of Society activity. These committees administer studentships and internships, research grants, travel grants, and publications matters, with each comprising a Chair supported by 2-3 other Council members.

We are registered in the United Kingdom as a charity (Number: 256475) and are affiliated to the Society of Biology and the Society for Science and Technology.


For all enquiries, except those regarding the payment of membership fees, and the submission of grant applications, please contact the Society's administrative office:

FSBI Administrative Office
c/o Charity & Social Enterprise Unit
Horton House
Exchange Flags
L2 3YL

Contact: FSBI Administrator
Tel.: +44 (0)151 600 3131
Email: admin@fsbi.org.uk