The Institute

We are an international organisation of people whose aim is to support and promote sustainable fisheries management for the benefit of our members, fisheries, wildlife and society.

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Our aims

Promote, facilitate and influence the best possible standards of fisheries management across the British Isles.

Provide the technical and general knowledge necessary for competent fisheries management.

Be the organisation of choice for evidence-based advice and guidance for sustainable fisheries management.

Be the membership body of choice for fisheries managers, and to provide good value fisheries management services to members and customers of the Institute.

Our Objectives

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Specialist Sections

The Specialist Sections of the Institute provide members with the opportunity to exchange views with other institute members on various areas of interest in fisheries, to contribute to various consultation documents and policy papers; and to participate in special conferences and workshops relevant to their interest. The Terms of Reference of the specialist sections can be found here.

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Membership is open to anyone with an interest in fish and fisheries, their proper management and conservation. Benefits include training and qualification opportunities, events, publications, CPD, the Chartered Environmentalist qualification (C.Env), member discounts and more......

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