2015 Annual Symposium of the

Fisheries Society of the British Isles

University of Plymouth: Sherwell Centre and Portland Square Building.
27-31 July 2015
Symposium organisers:


Prof David Sims Marine Biological Association Laboratory (MBA), Plymouth, UK and University of Southampton, UK


Advisory Committee:

Prof David Sims MBA, UK
Dr Nick Dulvy Simon Fraser University, Canada
Dr Julian Metcalfe Cefas, Lowestoft, UK
Dr Jayson Semmens University of Tasmania, Australia
Dr Gregory Skomal Massachusetts Division of Fisheries, USA


Local organising Committee:

Prof David Sims MBA
Dr David Gibson National Marine Aquarium
Ms Ali Hood UK Shark Trust
Dr Kerry Howell University of Plymouth
Dr Nick Pade MBA







The Symposium conveners are able to suggest accommodation to suit a range of budgets and locations within Plymouth. Links to the establishments are given below.

Plymouth is a very popular tourist destination in the summer months (July and August) and so early reservation of accommodation is recommended.

University of Plymouth Halls of Residence budget accommodation (£39 per night, not including breakfast) is also available through the Registration portal.


For larger Hotels quote promotional code ‘FSBI’ but if you are reserving closer to the conference date please also check online for more competitive prices.


Holiday Inn, Armada Way, Plymouth


The Hotel is only minutes away from the City Centre and University, Drake Circus Shopping centre and the Barbican’s cafes, restaurants, bars. The hotel has onsite parking, charged at £3.00 per car per day. Plymouth Train station is only a 5 minute drive away.

Tel: 44-(0)1752-639988. Email: hiplymouth@qmh-hotels.com

Prices: Single room (1 guest) £105 per night incl breakfast. Double/twin (2 guests) £115 per night incl breakfast.


Duke of Cornwall, Millbay Road, Plymouth


Built during the Golden Age of steam and steeped in history, the Duke of Cornwall was Plymouth's first luxury hotel. The Hotel is minutes from the City Centre and University, Plymouth Train Station and Brittany Ferries, which is easily accessible for national and international travellers.

Tel. 44-(0)1752-275850. Email: reservations@thedukeofcornwall.co.uk

Prices: Single room (1 guest) £105 per night incl breakfast. Double/twin (2 guests) £115 per night incl breakfast.


New Continental, Millbay Road, Plymouth


The Hotel is located in the city centre of Plymouth, Devon, adjacent to the Plymouth Pavilions and just minutes away from Plymouth’s historic waterfront.

Reservations: Tel. +44-(0)1752-276798. Email:reservations@newcontinental.co.uk

Prices: Single room (1 guest) £85 per night incl breakfast. Double/twin (2 guests) £95 per night incl breakfast.


Copthorne, Armada Way, Plymouth


The Hotel is in the heart of the city of Plymouth and offers views down Armada Way towards the historic Barbican and Hoe areas, and is very close to the university campus.

Tel. +44-(0)1752 224161. Email: sales.plymouth@millenniumhotels.com

Prices: Single room (1 guest) £84 per night incl breakfast. Double/twin (2 guests) £99 per night incl breakfast.


Jury’s Inn, Exeter Street, Plymouth


Minutes' walk from the city centre, close proximity to the historic Barbican, 5 minute walk from Plymouth University and 10 minute walk from the National Marine Aquarium.

Tel: +44 (0)1752 631 000. Email: jurysinnplymouth@jurysinns.com

Prices: 10% off the best available rate via promotional code ‘FSBI’.


Smaller Hotels

Bowling Green Hotel http://www.thebowlinggreenplymouth.com/

Rooms start at £65.00. No breakfast available.

Tel. 44 (0)1752 209090


Kynance House Hotel http://www.kynancehouse.co.uk/

Single room rates starting at £35 per person per night including breakfast.

Tel. 44 (0)1752 266821


Imperial Hotel http://www.imperialplymouth.co.uk/

Very comfortable hotel. Prices for single room accommodation with (award-winning) breakfast start at around £60.

Tel. 44 (0)1752 227311


The Grosvenor http://grosvenor-plymouth.com/

Rooms start at £65, but £10 discount if booked directly with hotel (not via agent)

Tel. 44 (0)1752 260411



Globe Backpackers Youth Hostel







Accommodation starting at £8.50 per person per night in dormitories. Twin rooms start at £17.50 per person per night. Special deals available on multiple-night bookings.

Tel. 44 (0)1752 225158