IFM Sea Trout Symposium

Advancing Sea Trout Conservation: IFM, 12th September, Cardiff £220

Sea trout, an iconic and ecologically significant species, are facing challenges across England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. To address these issues and promote their restoration and protection, a symposium is set to convene. This event aims to bring together experts, researchers, and decision-makers to harness the latest scientific knowledge about sea trout. By doing so, it seeks to develop and communicate recommendations based on the best available evidence to safeguard these vital fish populations.

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The Symposium Agenda

This symposium promises an insightful exploration of sea trout biology, genetics, and behavior. Experts from diverse backgrounds will deliver presentations, sharing their expertise and findings on various facets of sea trout research. Additionally, attendees will have the chance to actively contribute to the collective knowledge through engaging roundtable discussions.

Full programme

Conference Sessions:

  1. What Do We Know About Sea Trout? – A comprehensive overview of our current understanding of sea trout, providing a solid foundation for the discussions to follow.
  2. A Review of Current Management Practices (Double Session) – Delving into the strategies currently in place for sea trout management, with an eye on potential improvements.
  3. The Value of Sea Trout to Aquatic Ecosystems – Highlighting the crucial role sea trout play in maintaining the health and balance of aquatic ecosystems.
  4. Threats Facing Sea Trout – Identifying and assessing the various threats and challenges confronting sea trout populations.
  5. Facilitated Workshops – An opportunity for collaborative brainstorming and problem-solving among attendees.

The Road Ahead

Following the symposium, a follow-up workshop scheduled for November at Fishmongers Hall in London will bring together key decision-makers. Together, they will use the insights gained during the symposium to draft recommendations for the future management of sea trout in Britain and Ireland. These recommendations will emphasize the importance of local action and resources while also considering sea trout within the broader context of nature conservation.

Networking and Social Event

To foster collaboration and camaraderie among attendees, a networking and social event is planned at Brewhouse & Kitchen, starting at 7:30 pm. This informal gathering offers an excellent opportunity for attendees to unwind, share ideas, and engage in "fishy chat" over drinks and nibbles.

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Huntingford Medal Winner and Runner-Ups 2023

The Huntingford Medal

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

Professor Felicity Huntingford is a highly esteemed and influential behavioural biologist who has been a pioneer in the utilization of fundamental behavioural knowledge to promote health, welfare and production in cultured fish, in order to support sustainable aquaculture. Throughout her career, Professor Huntingford has been a staunch supporter of many early career researchers around the world and has written many high impact books and papers, thus making her name on this medal highly appropriate.

2023 Runner Ups

Following a stringent selection process, 64 papers were identified as meeting the criteria for assessment. The quality and value of each paper was exceptionally high this year. In recognition of the outstanding quality of the top papers, two runner-ups and one overall winner have been selected.

Runner Up 2023

Edna de la Llata Quiroga

Instituto Internacional en Conservación y Manejo de Vida Silvestre, Universidad Nacional

Runner Up 2023

Dr Tiffany Sih

Marine Biology and Aquaculture, College of Science and Engineering, JCU

Overall Winner 2023

Sofia Graça Aranha

CCMAR-Centre of Marine Sciences, Universidade do Algarve

Promoting Equity Diversity and Inclusion within the FSBI

Call for tender for a consultancy to support promoting Equity Diversity and Inclusion within the FSBI

The FSBI is interested in promoting Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) within the society itself and in fisheries biology at large.

July 17th 2022

Budget £3000 Inc. VAT

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Project Overview

 We envision three phases for this process.
(1) The first phase is an information-gathering step, which will be used as a spring-board for internal discussions and as a means for increasing participation in the Taskforce. The first phase is the object of this call for tender.
(2) In the second phase, with an expanded Taskforce, we intend to host inclusive discussions/workshops with members and key stakeholders to help develop initiatives to implement EDI goals.
(3) In phase three, the proposals emerging from the discussions will be taken forward to deliver concrete outcomes. The outcomes are expected to include, in addition to improved or new activities, a public EDI mission statement, a ‘hub’ on the FSBI website for useful links and updates, and a long-term strategy for implementing changes and promoting EDI.

Terms of Reference

i) Review the current activities of the FSBI eight committees for potential barriers or opportunities to promoting EDI, and specifically:
• Terms of Reference of the committee (usually 1 page)
• Accessibility of application forms of the grants/events administered by the committee
• Scoring criteria used for the awards (usually 1 page)
• Diversity in composition of the committee members
• Diversity of awardees (using available statistics, likely only on country and gender)

ii) Expert advice on specific elements of a membership survey we are developing, namely: a quick review of any gaps in the survey itself; advice on a call for volunteers to join the EDI Taskforce that would accompany such a survey. Through this call, we aim to increase the membership and diversity of the Taskforce.

iii) Initial recommendations on how to operationalise next steps to enter phases (2) and (3)

The FSBI key point of contact (Katie Longo and Holly Shiels) will ensure access to relevant data and
materials required for the review (e.g., statistics on grant awardees of recent years, copies of application
templates, etc). These will be shared under agreed confidentiality rules.

How to submit an expression of interest for PHASE 1 of the project. (Note: Phase 2 and 3 will be considered separately).

If interested, please send a description of the proposed work, including a timeline, a proposed start date and a budget (2 pages max) along with your CV (and/or equivalent links to relevant web pages). Please note that we expect a maximum budget of 3,000£ including VAT.

Please send the proposal to the following email addresses by July 17th:, Cc:

JFB Special Issue on Stable Isotope Analysis (SIA): A call for submissions

Stable isotope analysis (SIA) has emerged as a powerful and widely used tool for understanding the physiology, ecology, evolution, conservation, and management of fishes. Submission Deadline; 1st Feb 2022 Click here to submit an enquiry to the SIA JFB team


Research themes may include but are not limited to;

  • The dynamics of isotopic turnover and discrimination of both bulk tissues and individual compounds
  • Development and or/utilization of isoscapes to better understand movement and habitat use
  • Application of SIA to niche theory and to trace energy flo within and among ecosystems
  • Historical perspectives on temporal shifts in fish ecology resulting from climate change and other anthropogenic disturbances

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Submissions are invited across the breadth of formats published by the journal: Original Research Articles, Review Articles, Brief Communications and Opinions.

We discourage submissions of original research articles that are based on single species or those describing general trophic ecology unless the work makes a significant conceptual advancement, which should be clearly stated in a cover letter upon submission.

Submission Deadline; 1st August 2022

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