IFM Partnership

Joint Student Membership

 Given the importance that both organisations attach to encouraging and supporting new recruits, one of the initiatives is a Joint Student Membership. This will give student members of either organisation access to the student services of the other at no extra cost.

The aim is to broaden the membership base, improve communications amongst fisheries researchers, technicians and managers, and nurture careers.


Discounted rates for IFM and FSBI events and equipment

Heavily discounted delegate rates for attendance at annual conferences and special events, including reduced rates for IFM courses. 

The IFM also provide members with discounts to high-cost items such as drysuits and Dell computers.

Apply for IFM and FSBI Funding and Free Access to JFB and FISH

The Joint Membership will give members access to all the funding opportunities that the FSBI has to offer as well as the IFM Peter Spillett award. It will also provide free access to the FSBI's Journal of Fish Biology and IFM's FISH magazine!

Networking and Support

The joint membership provides members with multiple networking opportunities from the FSBI symposia and IFM branch events, workshops and specialist
conferences.  The joint membership will also include support through the IFM Mentoring Scheme.

What next?

Due to GDPR regulations, existing student members of both organisations will berequired to opt-in to joint membership. E-mails are being sent now to all therespective student members informing of the change and the simple instructions toregister.

If you have any questions about this please get in touch with Beth Glynn-Ramsden of theFSBI Membership Team on, or 020 3925 3477.