2014 Annual Symposium of the

Fisheries Society of the British Isles

University of Hull, UK
7-11 July 2014

Convener:  Professor Ian Cowx (HIFI, University of Hull)

Co-Convener: Professor Dr Robert Arlinghaus (Humboldt-University of Berlin and Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin)

Advisory Committee: Dr Phil Hickley (Guest Editor), Dr Devin Bartley (FAO), Dr Jörgen Johnsson (University of Gothenburg).


Dr Richard Noble

Dr Jon Harvey

Dr Andy Nunn

Ms Natalie Angelopoulos

Ms Julia Cowx





The Draft Symposium Programme is here   


  • Physiological, cognitive and behavioural determinants of fitness of stocked fish in the wild
  • Ecological and fishery conditions for additive effects of stocking
  • Eco-evolutionary dynamics and impacts of stocking programmes
  • Ecological and genetic impacts of stock enhancement
  • Social and economic dimensions of fish stocking
  • Institutional dimensions and governance of stocking
  • Planning and risk management in stocking and introduction programmes

    Invited Speakers

    Jack Jones Memorial Lecture

    Kai Lorenzen

    University of Florida, USA

    Keynote speakers

    Miran Aprahamian 

    Environment Agency, UK

    Robert Arlinghaus

    Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany

    Sigurd Einum

    Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway

    Jeffrey Hutchings

    Dalhousie University, Canada

    Jörgen Johnsson

    University of Gothenburg, Sweden

    Phil McGinnity

    University College Cork, Ireland



    There will be the opportunity to participate in a workshop coordinated by the European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Committee [EIFAAC] on Monday 7 July 2014. Details of workshops will be announced later.

    Excursions to see Yorkshire’s beautiful landscape and wildlife may also be arranged subject to interest. More details to follow.