Next start date: June 13th

Fish Impingement and Entrainment Conference 2023

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Event details

13 June 2023


Course fees

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Units covered


Conference Overview

This event will be hosted in partnership with the Environment Agency (EA).

It will be of benefit to Regulators, Fisheries Practitioners, Site Operators, Researchers and Conservation Bodies.

The conference will feature presentations on fish and eel impingement and entrainment at industrial and other intake structures across fresh, transitional and marine waters. Speakers will be drawn from academic research institutes, industrial bodies, regulators and consultancies. We have already had a great deal of interest in the conference and will be welcoming speakers from the USA and across Europe who have considerable practical experience in these specific areas of expertise. Trade stands will be available from relevant companies.


Entrainment talks will cover

  • Fish Entrainment at Water Level Management Pumping Stations
  • ‘Fish Friendly’ Pump Research at EA and Internal Drainage Board (IDB) Pumping Stations
  • Fish Avoidance Behaviours at Pumping Stations
  • Eels Regulations Screening – Exclusion vs Entrainment and Impingement
  • Water Companies’ Experience of Eels Regs Screening – Case Studies
  • EA’s Trials of the Dutch NEN 8775 Standard ref ‘Fish Friendliness’ of Pumps and Turbines
  • Developments in Pump Technology

Impingement talks will cover

  • The Clean Water Act in the USA
  • The European and USA Perspectives of Fish vs. Power Station Intakes – Regulation and Outcomes
  • Fish Recovery Return (FRR) Systems – Principles and Case Studies
  • FRR Band Screen Systems Fish Health Data and ‘Optimization’
  • FRR Systems at Power Stations – Operators’ Perspectives
  • Limitations of FRR – Legislating for Fragile Species
  • Tracking Fish at Industrial Water Intakes and Further Afield



The preferred location will be central London though other large cities are being considered.

A Call for Papers will be sent out in the autumn along with conference dates and times.

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