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Welcome to the Fisheries Society of the British Isles

The FSBI is an international, non-political, learned society based in the United Kingdom, that supports scientific activity in fish biology and fisheries science through charitable activities including grant funding, travel awards and conference sponsorship, and through the publication of the Journal of Fish Biology.

Membership is open to anyone interested in these objectives.

FSBI Symposium 2020 Announced

The 2020 FSBI Symposium will be held at Nottingham Trent University from 27th July – 31st July 2020 with the theme ‘Fish in a Dynamic World’. Conveners: Iain Barber (NTU) and Carl Smith (NTU)

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Early Announcement

FSBI Symposium 2021

The 2021 FSBI Symposium will be held at KU Leuven, Belgium.

FSBI Medal Winners for 2019 Announced!

The FSBI is proud and honoured to announce the award of the Society’s three medals for 2019 to Professor Neil B. Metcalfe (Beverton Medal), Professor Isabelle M. Côté (Le Cren Medal) and Dr Shaun Killen (FSBI Medal). We congratulate each of them on their outstanding contributions, and look forward to presenting their awards at the 2019 Annual International Symposium in Hull. Please go to for further details and medal citations.

Symposium 2020: Fish in a Dynamic World. Nottingham Trent University, UK, 27-31 July 2020


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Our objectives


To convene and provide financial support for meetings on appropriate aspects of fish biology and fisheries science and conservation.


To disseminate research and technical information through the agency of the Society's Journal, the Journal of Fish Biology, and other means.


To support research in, or connected with, fish biology and fisheries management, including the provision of travel bursaries, PhD studentships and research grants and sponsorship.


To collect and disseminate information on all matters affecting the activities mentioned and exchange such information with other bodies having similar objectives, both in the UK and overseas.