An International Fish Biology and Fisheries Society

We provide opportunities for our members to access monetary grants, PhD scholarships, internships and training within the fish biology and fisheries field.

The FSBI Annual Symposium 2024

15th -19th July, Bilbao

WHO we are

The FSBI is an international, non-political, learned society based in the United Kingdom, that supports scientific activity in fish biology and fisheries science through charitable activities including grant funding, travel awards and conference sponsorship, and through the publication of the Journal of Fish Biology.

Membership is open to anyone interested in these objectives.

We are constantly trying to improve the society to make it more accessible and valuable to our members, to find out more about our current plans for progress click here >>

Member benefits

We have a range of benefits for members at every career stage from undergraduates to retired society members. Below is a selection of the many member benefits we offer.

Travel Grant Funding

Members can apply to get up to £1500 in travel money for conferences and FSBI approved events.

Research Grants

Student or Retired members can apply for funding to undertake novel research.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral members can apply for up to £20,000 for research that facilitates international mobility of expertise.

PhD studentships

Members can apply for a fully funded PhD position. Paid the same as a NERC position with a £1000 supplement and annual consumable funds.


Undergraduate members can apply for a summer internship with an institution. We also  cover the accommodation cost and contribute to any research costs.

Training Grants

Our members can apply for funding towards a training course that is related to their work in fish biology and/or fisheries.

Our membership

Our membership is managed by the RSB portal on our my.fsbi subdomain, to buy membership you will first need to make a account then select which membership option you want. Click the button below the membership option to take you to our my.fsbi member portal.

Basic Membership


  • Eligibility to apply for funding opportunities
  • 50% discount to RSB membership
  • Discount on our symposium tickets
  • AGM vote
  • Quarterly Newsletter

Journal Membership


Includes basic membership +

  • Monthly copy of the Journal of Fish Biology (online access)

Student Journal Membership



Includes basic membership +

  • Student Discount Price
  • Monthly copy of the Journal of Fish Biology (online access)

FSBI-IFM Joint Membership

This will give student members of either organisation access to the student services of the other at no extra cost. An email will have been sent round to inform you of this.


Who can become a FSBI member?

We are an international community and registered charity that celebrates diversity and inclusion and have members from over 32 countries. We welcome anyone who is passionate about fish and fisheries biology to join our society. Becoming an undergraduate member of the FSBI will not only benefit your access to recent papers but will also enhance your CV and provide you with many opportunities to get involved with the scientific community. We also provide summer Internship opportunities for our undergraduate members at a chosen academic institution. We even pay for your accommodation costs!


Who can I contact to find out more?

We have our own dedicated membership support member who can be contacted on the phone at 02039253477 or by email:

For specific grant based inquiries you can also contact the appropriate council member found on our About page.


How do I renew my membership?

We will send you a email reminder before your membership expires with a link to renew your membership. If you need a reminder of when your membership will run out please email



Since 1977, the highlight of each year has always been our amazing annual symposium. Next year's symposium is hosted by ATZI in Bilbao July 2024.


October 13, 2021

The FSBI’s COP26 letter

Read Our Quarterly Newsletter

Our quarterly newsletter, edited and put together by Professor Paul Hart, gives you a summary of all the wonderful news and updates from the society and our members.

If you would like to contribute to the newsletter please get in contact with Paul ASAP. Click Here to Email Paul

This Year's FSBI Medal Winners

Each year, the FSBI awards medals for lifelong individual contributions to fish biology and/or fisheries science, with a focus on ground-breaking research; for lifelong individual or team contributions to conservation, training or public understanding of the disciplines; and for individual exceptional advances in early career within these disciplines.

Beverton Medal

Prof Skúli Skúlason

The Beverton Medal is awarded in recognition of ground-breaking research and lifelong contribution to the study of fish and fisheries science.


Dr Peter A Henderson

The Le Cren medal is awarded to one or more individuals who have made a lifelong contribution, with a focus on conservation, training or public understanding.


TBC at Next Symposium

The Huntingford medal is awarded to a member of the society with the most impactful paper in the Journal of Fish Biology.


Dr Erika Eliasson

The FSBI medal is awarded to an early career scientist who is deemed to have made exceptional advances in the study of fish biology and/or fisheries science.

Check Out our New YouTube Series: Inside the FSBI!

Explore how our society works and the experiences of some of our members, grant winners and medalists!

FSBI Membership partners

Created in 1969 in the UK, the IFM is dedicated to the advancement of sustainable fisheries management. Like the fsbi, they are a non-profit organisation managed by an elected council. Our members are fisheries managers from research bodies, fishing and angling organisations, water companies, fish farms and educational institutions.

We aim to achieve the highest standard, maintained through the good will and dedication of the council (who are the charity trustees) for the FSBI.  We are always interested to hear member feedback, and are pleased to attend the Annual Symposium to ensure we stay in touch with all those concerned.


The FSBI is registered in the United Kingdom as a charity (Number: 256475) and is affiliated to the Royal Society of Biology

Contact FSBI support Line. Telephone 020 3925 3477 or Email