The IFM 48th Annual Conference

48th Annual Conference “The Big Fish” Belfast 10th to 12th October 2017

The Institutes 48th annual conference will be held in the Hilton Hotel, in the magnificent city of Belfast, from Tuesday 10th to Thursday 12th October 2017. The “Big Fish” will provide a great opportunity to connect with the Institute and to engage in this annual knowledge transfer event. Continuing professional development is an important aspect in any discipline. This event will provide access to contemporary fisheries management practices. Networking opportunities will be provided throughout.

Subject areas to be covered during the conference will include the following:

• Lake fisheries management

• Governance and enforcement

• Telemetry and tracking

• Angling development

• Eel management

• Transitional and coastal fisheries

• Genetics

• Monitoring and management of habitat impacts and invasive species

• Barriers to fish migration

• Catchment management including flood risk planning and management

• EU Directives








More details on how to register will follow, but the call for papers has now gone out and this can be found by clicking here