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.

Join the FSBI to get access to the Journal of Fish Biology, grant opportunities and reduced fees for our annual symposium.

President’s Strategy Plan (2019-2021)

President’s Strategy Plan: Key Objectives and Approach
Gary Carvalho
July 2019-July 2021

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A warm welcome to Colin Adams, as Vice President, and to two new members of Council, Katie Longo and Rui Vieira.

FSBI Symposium 2020

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)

Further details will be announced shortly

Early Announcement

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

Current Funding Opportunity - PhD Studentships

The FSBI holds an annual competition open to any member wishing to apply for postgraduate study leading to a PhD degree. The studentships are based on NERC stipend rates plus a £1,000 supplement, and include an annual £3,500 contribution to consumable costs. The award is fully funded for four years.

The closing date for applications is Friday 17th January 2020. Selected applicants will be interviewed at the end of February or beginning of March.

Apply and full Terms and Conditions of the FSBI's PhD studentship scheme.


The FSBI supports research in the fields of fish biology and fisheries science through the award of a range of research grants, studentships, internships and travel scholarships. We have schemes that are designed to support researchers at all stages of their career, from undergraduate through to post-retirement.


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 https://www.fsbi.org.uk/medal-winners-2019/ for further details and medal citations.

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