IFM Fishery Guidance, Fish Pass Manual along with Fish Health Advice from the EA

IFM Fishery Guidance

The Institute’s guidance series will grow and develop over time. The ones we have written to date are available to be downloaded below.


We also hold the national Fish Pass Manual. This is the former EA Guide

The manual can be downloaded here

EA Fish Health Advice

Environment Agency Fish Health Advice

We are very pleased to be able to host a suite of information leaflets from the Environment Agency’s National Fisheries Laboratory, who carry out vital fish disease monitoring and surveillance to prevent the spread of fish disease and minimise the risk of mortalities. They also provide a comprehensive fish ageing service and offer expert advice on non-native fish species.

Each of the titles below is available for download by clicking on the text.

Category 2 and Novel

Viruses (including Notifiable Diseases)


Bacteria and Fungi (Oomycetes)


Salmonid conditions

Management & Biosecurity

Fish Ageing


The Environment Agency has a duty to maintain, improve and develop fisheries. Income from fishing licence sales is reinvested in work across the country including monitoring, enforcement, fish stocking, fish rescues, responding to incidents and providing fisheries advice.

More information on the Environment Agency activities can be found in their annual fisheries report (

Don’t forget there is only one place to go and buy your licence

Click here to watch a recording of  the virtual fisheries forum on fish health

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