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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.

Symposium 2019 Registration Open

By James Cutler | 1st February 2019

You can now register for the FSBI’s 2019 Symposium which will be held in at the University of Hull. You can book your place by clicking here (This will take you the University of Hull’s website). You can find out more at the FSBI’s Symposium 2019 home page.

Nominations for the 2020 International Fisheries Science Prize

By James Cutler | 17th January 2019

The International Fisheries Section of the American Fisheries Society is requesting nominations for the International Fisheries Science Prize (IFSP). The IFSP honors an individual for his or her contribution to global fisheries science and/or conservation and is presented once every four years at the congress of the World Council of Fisheries Societies. The Prize will […]

Symposium 2019

Our 2019 Symposium will encompass a broad range of scientific topics all of which fall under the umbrella of “Advances in eDNA-based Approaches to Fish Ecology and Management” and will feature a wide range of exciting scientific lectures, discussions, and numerous networking opportunities with both leading and up-and-coming researchers.

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.