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

Colin Adams


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


Email: FSBI President


Holly Shiels

Honorary Vice-President and Chair of Communications Committee 2021-2023

University of Manchester
Faculty of Biology,
Medicine and Health.

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Ian Winfield

Honorary Secretary 2017-2025

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Tara Marshall

Honorary Treasurer 2021-2025

University of Aberdeen

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Administrative Support

Jane Smith


Bangor University, UK

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Research Grant Committee

Anne Magurran

Chair of the Research Grant Committee (2021-2025)

Research Grant Committee (2020-2024)

University of St Andrews, UK

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Brian Hayden

Research Grant Committee (2021-2025)

Director Stable Isotopes in
Nature Laboratory Biology
Canadian Rivers Institute

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Rita Castilho

Research Grant Committee (2020-2024)

University of Algarve Faro

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Communication Committee (Chaired by the FSBI Vice 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

Katie Longo

Chair of Travel Grants Committee (2019-2023)

Marine Stewardship

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Ian McCarthy

Travel Grants Committee (2021-2025)

Bangor University
School of Ocean Sciences
Marine Biology.

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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

Jimmy Turnbull

Studentships Committee (2021-2025)

Institute of Aquaculture,
University of Stirling,

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Andy Nunn

Studentships Committee (2020-2024)

University of Hull , UK

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Publications Officer

Domino Joyce

Publication offcier (2021-2025)

University of Hull
Senior Lecturer Biological

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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

Publicity 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 dial the number above to get in contact with Zushna Ahmed whom is the Society Member Support Officer, or you can email: admin@fsbi.org.uk