Starts @ 12pm 8th of May

Ends @ 4pm 10th of May

This workshop has been run by the IFM for a number of years and features international fish taxonomic leads for the identification of fish species encountered within the estuarine and coastal waters of the UK.

It will provide the opportunity for hands-on fish identification, with delegates supported through a range of skills gained in decades of field monitoring experience.

The course is fully accredited by the Institute of Fisheries Management and participants will be assessed on their taxonomic skills, with successful delegates being awarded the IFM Certificate for Estuarine & Marine Fish Taxonomy.

The course is supported by Dr Peter Henderson of Pisces Conservation

For further details please contact Paul Coulson on and for technical content of the course please contact Steve Colclough on 01634 327899

The course is being held at the excellent FBA River Labs at East Stoke on the River Frome. The course starts at 12pm on the 8th May for an afternoon of lectures on the process and theory of sampling fish, before two full days of practical fish identification. The course finishes with an ID test to assess your learning over the two days.