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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 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 2019 Registration Open

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. For all conference enquiries, please contact

Submit your JFB Conference Issue paper

Submit your paper to the Journal of Fish Biology conference Issue at Deadline 1st June 2019.

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: Call for Abstracts. Deadline Extended

By James Cutler | 5th November 2018

We welcome contributions for oral or poster presentations on the topic of “Advances in eDNA-based Approaches to Fish Ecology and Management”. Please take account of the symposium sub-themes when submitting your abstract. Potential contributors should submit abstracts for oral, poster presentation or 3 minute speed-talk following the template shown below. The scientific steering committee will review all […]

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.