Fisheries Society of the British Isles

University of East Anglia UK
9-13 July 2018


John Pinnegar Cefas Lowestoft
Martin Taylor University of East Anglia



Martin Taylor
Matt Gage
Alastair Grant
Cock Van Oosterhout
Carole White
Jackie Lighten
John Pinnegar
Joanna Murray
Julie Bremner
Georg Engelhard
Stuart Reeves
David Righton
Kieran Hyder
Stefano Mariani
Tara Marshal


John Pinnegar
Martin Taylor
Martin Johnson
Helen Egar
Kyle Briggs
Stephen Dye
Kathryn Downes
Ruth Welters
Ewan Hunter
Marta Soffker
David Murray
Kay Yoeman
Inigo Everson








Symposium Theme

The Sustainable Use and Exploitation of Fishes

The symposium will encompass a broad range of scientific topics all of which fall under the umbrella of “The Sustainable Use and Exploitation of Fishes” and will feature a wide range of exciting scientific lectures, discussions, and numerous networking opportunities with both leading and up-and-coming researchers. We encourage participation of both freshwater and marine researchers, and those working across the full range of topics from sustainable fishing techniques, population genetics, population dynamics, conservation targets and indicators, fish welfare and stress, international trade, ecosystem effects, innovative aquaculture technologies, traceability and ornamental fisheries (both marine and freshwater).

The symposium will be divided into four broad sub-themes:

1. Commercial fish and fisheries

2. Recreational fish and fisheries

3. Ornamental and aquarium fish and fisheries

4. Fin-fish aquaculture

We will consider what ‘sustainable use and exploitation’ might mean for each of these types of system. We encourage contributions that examine basic fish biology, ecology, novel methods of data collection (including citizen science), experimental studies, modelling, genetics and genomics, and behavioural research.



Steven Cooke (Carleton University, Canada)


David Agnew (Executive Secretary with the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCALMR))

Selina Stead (Newcastle University, UK Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor for the Marine Management Organisation)

Hans Georg Evers (Germany, Ornamental fish expert)

Heather Koldewey (Head of Marine and Freshwater Conservation Programmes, Zoological Society of London)