Fisheries Society of the British Isles

How the 2019 symposium led to my PhD place

My name is Joseph Perkins and I am a student FSBI member finishing my masters by research degree at the University of Salford.

In the summer of 2018, I was fortunate enough to get accepted to deliver a speed talk at the FSBI symposium in Hull.

The symposium was focused on advances in eDNA-based approaches to fish ecology and management. The conference was fantastically orchestrated, the talks were incredibly delivered, and the social events provided the chance to meet wonderful scientists, in which their work I have been reading and admiring throughout my studies.

“If I did not join the FSBI or apply for this conference, this opportunity may not have presented itself.”

After I nervously delivered by presentation, I approached a PhD student from James Cook University whose presentation was incredibly inspiring. Here we spoke about the amazing research she had done, along with other research at JCU, this then led to the projects they had on offer. That very evening, I got onto my laptop and found an exciting PhD opportunity at JCU.

Now a few months down the line, I have been offered and now accepted the PhD position. I have obtained a scholarship and I am now in the final stages of completing my visa, before starting the PhD in July at JCU in Townsville, Australia.

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As a master’s student, my advice would be to push yourself and your research, no matter how nervous you are.

With this, you need amazing organisations such as FSBI to give students, as well as established scientists the opportunity to showcase what they have achieved, so they too, can progress and get such wonderful opportunities like I have.

 

 

 

 

10th Specialist Conference May 2020; Delivering Action for Salmon

Register and submit abstract here

May 12th 2020- Abstract submission deadline 3rd Feb 2020

To celebrate 10 years of IFM Specialist Conferences we have joined with the International Year of the Salmon (IYS) to host the flagship IYS conference for the UK. The conference will also be supporting World Fish Migration Day.

The conference’s aim is to bring people together to share knowledge, raise public awareness and to encourage people and businesses to sign up to action to protect and enhance wild Atlantic salmon as part of the International Year of the Salmon.

The outcome we are seeking is a ‘blueprint’ for delivery, a toolkit that can accelerate the delivery of the necessary environmental improvements to restore Atlantic salmon populations.  We want to learn from those organisations that we need to work with to deliver the necessary environmental changes, to share best practice in delivering action from across the ‘salmosphere’, and build professional capability and understanding.

The conference will be over three days with talks and field trips that are focussed around the conference aims.

St Marys Heritage Centre

Oakwell Gate

Gateshead

NE8 2AU

 

 

IFM Certificate Field Course- Students Only- March 21st 2020

March 21st- 22nd 2020

Midlands venue

This is the registration page for students who wish to reserve a place on the 2020 Certificate Field Course Weekend. 

The full cost for the weekend is £135 but a deposit of £65 can be paid now to secure a place, with the remaining £70 to be paid before the end of January 2020.

Register here

Learning from the Past to Inform the Future: Jan 2020 Conference


23rd January 2020
City North Hotel & Conference Centre,
Gormanston,
K32 W562
The Conference is free to IFM members.
An attendance Fee of €15 will apply for non-members. A light lunch will be provided.
Click to sign up here.
As the Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Ireland Branch will mark the milestone with a one-day Conference. Shortly after the formation of the IFM in 1969, fisheries staff from across Ireland became members and have been actively promoting its aims ever since.
The theme for the recent 50th Annual IFM Conference in Nottingham was Learning from the Past to Inform the Future. The Ireland branch has decided to adopt the same theme and has assembled an excellent programme of presentations which will cover many of the leading issues affecting inland fisheries on the Island of Ireland.