Next start date: July 11th

First International Fish Impingement and Entrainment Conference

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Event details

11 July 2023

Adelphi Hotel,
Ranelagh Street,

Course fees

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Units covered


Conference Overview

This event is 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 will be welcoming speakers from the USA, Australia and across Europe who have considerable practical experience in these specific areas of expertise.

There will also be a small trade exhibition featuring industry specific companies


The programme covers a range of subjects including

  • Fish Stock Assessments & Behaviour
  • Fish Friendly Pump & Turbine Research (double session)
  • Exclusion Screening Technology
  • Fish Recovery and Return (FRR) Systems (double session)
  • Regulation and Mitigation Techniques at Industrial Intakes
  • Avoidance Behaviours and Techniques at Damaging Intakes
  • Evidence-Led Fish Protection
  • Wider Considerations and Techniques

The full conference programme can be downloaded below

FI&E Conference - Programme

Keynote Speakers 

Each day will open with a keynote speaker and we are delighted to welcome three of the leading researchers in the field to present them

Andrew Turnpenny from the UK will open the conference with the Peter Spillett Lecture -

Landmarks in Fish Impingement and Entrainment: Where Has 50 Years Got us? A Personal View


Day two's keynote will be presented by  Jonathan Black of EPRI in the USA -

Addressing Impingement and Entrainment Issues. Experiences from the USA

Day three will open with a keynote from Craig Boys from NSW Department of Primary Industries in Australia -

Designing a safer future for native fish: The history, impact and future of innovative fish-protection screening in Australia  


We are pleased to announce that the conference will officially be opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside, Mark Blundell DL. 

Conference Events

Networking Event and Britains Hidden Fishes Film.

Open to all delegates

Tuesday evening 7-9pm - British Music Experience, Cunard Building

Join us for a drink and some nibbles at the British Music Experience housed in the Cunard Building on Liverpools historic docklands.


During the evening we will also be showing the new Britains Hidden Fishes Film by Jack Perks.

Britain’s Hidden Fishes is a crowd-funded one hour documentary exploring the underwater world of the UK.

From our chalkstreams to open sea the film looks at the lives of some of the most underrated wildlife, fish. Narrated by Jeremy Wade (River Monsters) this film was shot over the course of two years to bring stories, behaviours and footage never seen before of British fish.

You can watch the trailer here


Conference Dinner on the Mersey Ferry (please note this must be booked separately) 

Wednesday evening from 7.30pm

Join us for an evening afloat on the River Mersey. Guests will enjoy an evening meal and drinks whilst taking in the views of Liverpool and the Wirrals historic waterfront as the sun sets.

Mersey Ferry Times, Prices & Tickets | Merseytravel 


Post Conference Social. The Bridewell Pub 

Open to all delegates

Thursday afternoon 5.30pm onwards

A final opportunity to network with delegates over a drink in the Bridewell. This isn't your usual pub as it is housed in a converted police station. So if you fancy a drink and some fishy conversation whilst sat in a cell please come and join us.

Delegate Information

Liverpool is a great city to visit with lots to see and do from the Beatles to the famous Three Graces buildings, historic docklands and great museums and galleries including Tate Liverpool.

Liverpool is well connected by road, rail, air and sea! Served by two international airports - Liverpool and Manchester. Liverpool Lime Street station connects the city to the wider UK rail system with services from multiple operators.

We have put together a comprehensive delegate pack of information about Liverpool, where to eat out and how to get there and travel around when you do. This can be downloaded by clicking here

There is a map of the city centre for you to download here

For more information on Liverpool check out the Visit Liverpool website 

As you would expect for a major city there are lots of accommodation options to choose from . We have pulled together some accommodation options here Liverpool Hotel Accommodation


Conference Sponsors

The conference is very kindly supported by


Headline Sponsors 


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