Want to Host the Next FSBI Symposium?

Hosts of our internationally recognised annual symposium will receive;  

  • £15,000 financial support for the scientific aspects of the symposium
  • Access to our FSBI council meetings and network of researchers 
  • Their own webpage and website support
  • Advice from previous FSBI symposium hosts 

Why Host the Symposium?

The Fisheries Society of the British Isles has held an annual symposium since 1977 and they have become an integral part of the Society’s activities. It is always the highlight of our year and the key to many of our society's successes.

A World-Renown Symposium

The FSBI's annual symposium is known to fish and fishery researchers around the globe. The symposium will put the spotlight onto your institute and pull the community around the best your institute can offer.

A Symposium for All Career Stages

Not only does the symposium attract world class researchers but also involves a large number of the early career and aspiring researchers too. The symposium is well-known for being a friendly and inclusive symposium for all career stages. 

A History of World Class Support

The FSBI has a long-running history of providing world-class support to hosting committees and institutes, not only monetarily but also through a dedicated council member and network of previous hosts.

Here’s what ECR's are saying about the Symposium

Joe Perkins

Early Career Researcher 

If I did not join the FSBI or apply for the 2019 conference, I would not have found my perfect PhD project.

The conference was fantastically orchestrated, the talks were incredibly delivered, and the social events provided the chance to meet wonderful scientists, in which their work I have been reading and admiring throughout my studies.

Daniela Souza

Early Career Researcher

The symposium has already helped me expand my knowledge, networking, and scientific vision.

All of the lectures and posters during the symposium were of significantly high quality and really helped facilitate my understanding of many new concepts that I have not come across within my research focus.

Read Our Guidelines and Contact Us!

Proposals should be made not less than two and no more than four years in advance of the intended date of the meeting.

Any proposal will be evaluated by FSBI Council, which meets in April (for proposals submitted by March 31st) and December (for proposals submitted by November 30th) every year, though consideration is welcome at any time of the year.