The Shad Symposium will be free of charge to attend and is predominantly for anyone directly involved in fisheries science/management; conservation organisations; universities and research institutions; environmental consultants; policy makers including Government departments, local authorities; and organisations responsible for the reporting and management of shad as part of the Habitats Directive from across Europe. It will be a great opportunity to meet and discuss all things shad, river restoration and fish passes.
Other interested members of the public can also apply to enter a ballot for a limited number of lecture tickets allowing them to attend the presentations in the morning only – more details will be released by early May.
Programme & Itinerary
The Shad Symposium will take place in Worcester over two days, on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 May 2022. The programme of talks will be held in the mornings starting at 9am at Worcestershire County Cricket Club, right by the River Severn. There will also be organised field trips for delegates in the afternoons.
We have a wide-ranging programme of around 20 talks which will be delivered over two mornings. This will cover a range of topics drawn from the themes of: freshwater migration, life at sea, management and restoration of shad, threats to shad, and monitoring techniques.
For more details about the talks and speakers, download the latest version of the programme below. Please note that the programme is not yet final and may change.