FSBI and IFM Collaboration Announcement

FSBI and IFM


A new collaboration to foster integration of science and policy across the fish and fisheries communities


What We Plan to Do (Summary)

  • Joint Membership Option

A key objective for both societies is to promote dual involvement to improve the connectivity between our members by offering a dual membership package.

  • Increase Our Social Networking Associations

This aims to improve the signposting of opportunities available to members and greatly improve the awareness of grants and useful training courses to strengthen links between science and practice for all members.

  • Collaborate on Mutual Advertisement and Development of Taining Events/ Workshops

We want to enhance the quality of our future workshops and events by having IFM as the practical experts in applying current academic research to real-world applications. Such as; How to carry out quantitative stock assessments (IFM lead) with new genetic techniques (FSBI lead).

This will provide highly valuable material that will significantly improve the experiences, collaborations and skills gained for all attending members.

  • Support Policies of Mutual Interest to Both Societies

This aims to increase the impact of international statements made by the societies on issues such as; climate change, marine fisheries, over-fishing, invasive species, environmental impacts, habitat and biodiversity loss.

 

 

Read the in-depth breakdown of the new collaboration below

Alternative link to the PDF! 

10th Specialist Conference May 2020; Delivering Action for Salmon

Register and submit abstract here

May 12th 2020- Abstract submission deadline 3rd Feb 2020

To celebrate 10 years of IFM Specialist Conferences we have joined with the International Year of the Salmon (IYS) to host the flagship IYS conference for the UK. The conference will also be supporting World Fish Migration Day.

The conference’s aim is to bring people together to share knowledge, raise public awareness and to encourage people and businesses to sign up to action to protect and enhance wild Atlantic salmon as part of the International Year of the Salmon.

The outcome we are seeking is a ‘blueprint’ for delivery, a toolkit that can accelerate the delivery of the necessary environmental improvements to restore Atlantic salmon populations.  We want to learn from those organisations that we need to work with to deliver the necessary environmental changes, to share best practice in delivering action from across the ‘salmosphere’, and build professional capability and understanding.

The conference will be over three days with talks and field trips that are focussed around the conference aims.

St Marys Heritage Centre

Oakwell Gate

Gateshead

NE8 2AU

 

 

IFM Certificate Field Course- Students Only- March 21st 2020

March 21st- 22nd 2020

Midlands venue

This is the registration page for students who wish to reserve a place on the 2020 Certificate Field Course Weekend. 

The full cost for the weekend is £135 but a deposit of £65 can be paid now to secure a place, with the remaining £70 to be paid before the end of January 2020.

Register here

Learning from the Past to Inform the Future: Jan 2020 Conference


23rd January 2020
City North Hotel & Conference Centre,
Gormanston,
K32 W562
The Conference is free to IFM members.
An attendance Fee of €15 will apply for non-members. A light lunch will be provided.
Click to sign up here.
As the Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Ireland Branch will mark the milestone with a one-day Conference. Shortly after the formation of the IFM in 1969, fisheries staff from across Ireland became members and have been actively promoting its aims ever since.
The theme for the recent 50th Annual IFM Conference in Nottingham was Learning from the Past to Inform the Future. The Ireland branch has decided to adopt the same theme and has assembled an excellent programme of presentations which will cover many of the leading issues affecting inland fisheries on the Island of Ireland.