FSBI symposium 2023 information released

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Fisheries Society of the British Isles

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.

Join the FSBI to get access to the Journal of Fish Biology, grant opportunities and reduced fees for our annual symposium.

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 >>

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Membership Support & Enquiries

 020 3925 3477    theteam@fsbi.org.uk

Funding Available for Members

By becoming an FSBI member you get exclusive access to a variety of funding opportunities and great discounts on symposiums and RSB membership!

Funding is available for all career stages, from undergraduates to retired members.

Travel Grant Funding

Members can apply to get up to £1000 in travel money for conferences and FSBI approved events.

Research Grant Funding

Members can apply to get up to £7500 to undertake novel research into any aspect of fish biology and fisheries science.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Up to two postdoctoral members per year can apply for up to £20,000 for research that facilitates international mobility of expertise.

PhD Studentships

Each year 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 accomodation cost and contribute to any research costs.

New Training Grant

To help you advance and acheive, members can apply for funding towards a training course or programme that is related to their work in fish biology and/or fisheries

Our Membership Options

Basic Membership

£10 / year
  • Eligibility to apply for funding opportunities
  • Discount to Wiley and symposiums
  • Voting rights and Newsletter
  • 50% discount on RSB membership

Student Journal Membership

£15 / year
  • Eligibility to apply for funding opportunities
  • Discount to Wiley and symposiums
  • Voting rights and Newsletter
  • 50% discount on RSB membership
  • Monthly copy of the Journal of Fish Biology (online access)

Journal Membership (non-student)

£30 / year
  • Eligibility to apply for funding opportunities
  • Discount to Wiley and symposiums
  • Voting rights and Newsletter
  • 50% discount on RSB membership
  • Monthly copy of the Journal of Fish Biology (online access)

FSBI Annual Symposium

Since 1977, the highlight of each year has always been our amazing annual symposium. Next year's symposium is hosted by the University of Essex and cefas in July 2023.

A broad range of excellent topics that cover all areas of our member's research

An inclusive and international symposium great for early career and senior researchers alike! 


Want to Host Next Year's Symposium? Apply Now!

Our annual symposium is known by fish and fisheries researchers worldwide and is always fully supported by the FSBI.


Have more questions? Get in touch!

PiTF Awardees

Casey Benkwitt

Lancaster University (UK), University of Santa Barbara (US) and the Tetiaroa Society (French Polynesia)
How natural nutrient inputs from seabirds influence herbivorous fishes on coral reefs, and how this in turn shapes benthic communities and reef resilience.
Find Out More About Casey's Project

Katie Dunkley

University of Cambridge (UK) and Charles Darwin Foundation
How reef fish cleaning interactions change as a function of the number and abundance of fish species on Galapagos reefs
Find Out More About Katie's Project
Nildeniz Top Karakuş

Nildeniz Top-Karakuş

Muğla Sıtkı Koçman Üniversitesi (TUR) & Bournemouth University (UK)
Invasive topmouth gudgeon (Pseudorasbora parva) and its generalist pathogen Sphaerothecum destruens.
Find Out More About Nildeniz's Project

María Florencia Scaia

University of Buenos Aires (ARG) & Leicester University (UK)
Genes and neural circuits controlling aggression using zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a model organism
Find Out More About Maria's Project
maria scaia

Tim Lamont

Lancaster University (UK) & IBP University (IDN)
Effects of coral restoration on reef fish communities
Find Out More About Tim's Project

Amanda Pettersen

The University of Sydney (AUS) and University of Glasgow (UK)
What is the evolutionary potential of early life physiology traits under thermal stress?
Find Out More About Amanda's Project

Gert-Jan Jeunen

University of Otago (NZ) & Liverpool John Moores University (UK)
Understanding fisheries bycatch composition through on-board passive eDNA sampling
Find Out More About Gert-Jan's Project

Marina Papadopoulou

Swansea University (UK), Humboldt University of Berlin and the Excellence Cluster: “Science of Intelligence" (Germany)
Investigating the impact of behavioural individuality and group size on leadership dynamics using genetically identical fish (Poecilia formosa) and the RoboFish
Find Out More About Marina's Project


Want to share your experiences, research, advice or tips to other members? Click the button below to contact us and get involved!

Coming Up Events and Deadlines

Beverton Medal Awardee 2021

Le Cren Medal Awardee 2021

FSBI Medal Awardee 2021


Prof Katie Peichel

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


 Dr Steven Cooke

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.


 Dr Amy Deacon

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.

Make a Nomination

Do you know a colleague, researcher or fish and fisheries advocate who deserves recognition?

FSBI Quarterly Newsletter

Read our latest 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

FSBI Partners

IFM-50 year logo

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.

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