53rd Annual Conference - Call for Papers

Engaging and Educating Communities through Fisheries

Engaging and Educating Communities through Fisheries

Mandolay Hotel, Guildford

November 8th – 9th, 2022

This year’s IFM Annual Conference will be hosted by the Greater London and South East Branch and will follow on from last year’s event in Southampton where the theme was Future Challenges

This year we will be focusing on how the fisheries sector can develop skills and increase engagement not only within the sector, but also between stakeholders and more widely across society to benefit fishers, communities and the environment. 

The conference will bring together speakers from across the UK, Ireland and further afield for two days of presentations, posters, field trips and networking opportunities. 

The organising committee would welcome submissions from people working in the following areas:

  1. Citizen Science 
  2. Angler engagement
  3. Integrating water and land use – net gain, carbon trading, RBMP
  4. Education, skills training and capacity building for non-specialists
  5. New technology and emerging techniques
  6. Community involvement in local environmental projects
  7. Future needs and directions in fisheries

All abstracts should include the following information in this order:

  • Title of the paper,
  • Authors’ full names with presenter’s name highlighted,
  • Affiliation and country of origin for each co-author,
  • Full address of the presenting author,
  • Email address of the presenting author,
  • 100 – 200 word abstract on the paper’s content,
  • Oral or poster presentation
  • All talks will be 20 minutes in length

The Steering Group will review all submissions and will aim to ensure a good balance of topics and geographic areas. If requests for oral presentations are oversubscribed a poster presentation may be offered instead.

All submissions and enquiries should be sent directly to the conference administrator at [email protected]

Please note that speakers will still be required to register as a delegate for the conference. 

Closing date for submission:  26th August