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3rd IFM Tagging and Telemetry Conference - Advancing the Science

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Event details

10 May 2022

Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane,
Sir John Rogerson's Quay,
Grand Canal Dock,

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3rd IFM Tagging and Telemetry Conference

Advancing the Science

10th –11th May 2022

(Oregon RFID workshop 12th May)

Clayton Hotel, Cardiff Lane,

Dublin, Ireland

We are delighted to be hosting the conference in the new state of the art conference centre at the Clayton Hotel, Cardiff Lane in Dublin centre. The conference centre underwent a €10 million renovation in 2020 and has not had the chance to host many events since then due to the pandemic. It has the latest conference technology and state of the art air conditioning and ventilation systems to make sure delegates are comfortable.

You can check out the venue here

The Programme

We have put together a wide ranging programme of speakers from across Ireland, the UK and further afield. Talks cover both freshwater and marine research and species from sea bass to smelt and lamprey to shad. We will also have posters on display over the two days as well as a trade area with a range of companies in attendance.

Conference sessions will cover:

  1. Project planning 
  2. Using fish behaviour to improve management 
  3. Migration
  4. Fish behaviour at barriers
  5. Monitoring fish in difficult environments (double session)

The programme can be downloaded below

T&T Conference Programme

The Peter Spillett Lecture 

In memory of our past President, Peter Spillett, who sadly passed away earlier this year the opening keynote presentation at our specialist conference will now be called the Peter Spillett Lecture.

We are very pleased to welcome Professor Ian Cowx of the Hull International Fisheries Institute to present the inaugural lecture with a talk titled "Challenges of tagging and tracking fish in large tropical rivers: Thinking big to answer big questions"

Day 3 (12th May)

On the third day we will be hosting a workshop by Oregon RFID on Principles of PIT Tag Monitoring. The workshop free and is open to all. Full details below


Conference Dinner

The Church Restaurant

St Marys Church was opened in the early 17th Century and was a working church until the 1960’s. Arthur Guinness, founder of the Guinness Brewery, was married there in 1761.

After laying derelict for many years the church was renovated and opened as a restaurant and bar in the early 2000’s

This is an evening to socialise with fellow fishery folk whilst enjoying a three course three-course Irish dinner with wine (or local beers). There will be live Irish music throughout the evening

Drinks from 19.00

Please note the conference dinner must be booked separately

We are very grateful to Oregon RFID  and Merck/Biomark for supporting the dinner



Conference Sponsors


Headline Sponsor

We are very grateful for the support of  RS Aqua and Innovasea who are our headline sponsor for the conference


Student Sponsor

We are very grateful for the support of Oregon RFID for sponsoring our student places at the conference

Delegate Pack  Sponsor

We are very grateful for the support of Merck/Biomark for sponsoring the delegate packs

We also welcome the support of Hydrolox 




Oregon RFID Workshop

 Principles of PIT Tag Monitoring

This workshop is open to all but delegates must register in advance through the IFM Website here


The Oregon RFID class will cover the fundamentals of how RFID works and the difference between HDX and FDX. We will show what it takes to buildan RFID fish monitoring system. The class will also demonstrate how to customize your system, and access your data.  We will provide antenna design principles, and how to optimize your read range.

The morning class will be live streamed, but the afternoon hands-on class will be for attendees only.

The programme for the day can be downloaded below

Workshop Programme


For info on getting to Dublin and things to do whilst you are there visit the Dublin website here

We are very grateful for the support of Fáilte Ireland in helping us to put on this event

You can find out more about the services they provide here

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