Join the IFM

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in fish and fisheries, their proper management and conservation.

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Why join the IFM?

Our members get the following benefits:

  • Discounted training & qualification opportunities
  • Discounts on high cost items such as drysuits and technical equipment
  • Networking through local & national fisheries events
  • Subscription to FISH magazine
  • A suite of books and advisory publications
  • A new website for 2020
  • Access to the latest news and job opportunities from the UK and around the world
  • Continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities
  • The Chartered Environmentalist qualification (C.Env)
  • Opportunities to get involved with our local branches, specialist sections and teams
  • A responsibility to practise sustainable fisheries and environmental management.
  • Engage with other fishery professionals through our social channels

     

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Types of membership

Registered members (M.I.F.M.)

As a registered member of the IFM you will have been involved in fisheries for some time and therefore your work will reflect your interest in the industry. As a whole the IFM can offer you the ability to network and keep up to date with the world of fisheries by attending local and regional events. At this level of membership a major benefit would be the access to the IFM diploma in fisheries management and exploring the options to become a chartered environmentalist.

Requirements

Persons who can demonstrate a minimum of five years relevant experience in fisheries management and who

(a) hold the Diploma of the Institute or
(b) hold an appropriate degree or
(c) hold such alternative qualifications as the Council may from time to time deem appropriate.

Benefits
  1. Being a members of the only professional institute focused for fisheries management in the UK
  2. Involvement with specialist groups
  3. Becoming a Chartered environmentalist
  4. The opportunity to further your fisheries knowledge with the IFM training provision
  5. Networking opportunities at events
  6. Getting involved locally at a branch level
  7. Generous discounts on books and equipment
Registered Members may apply for Chartered Environmentalist status. Acceptance as Registered Members is subject to the submission of a satisfactory CV.
Associate members (A.M.I.F.M.)

As a whole the IFM can offer you the ability to network and keep up to date with the world of fisheries by attending local and regional events. At this level of membership a major benefit would be the access to the IFM diploma in fisheries management and exploring the options to become Registered.

Requirements

Persons who

(a) hold the Diploma of the Institute or
(b) hold an appropriate degree or
(c) hold such alternative qualifications as the Council may from time to time deem appropriate.

Benefits
  1. Being a members of the only professional institute focused for fisheries management in the UK
  2. Involvement with specialist groups
  3. Becoming a Chartered environmentalist
  4. The opportunity to further your fisheries knowledge with the IFM training provision
  5. Networking opportunities at events
  6. Getting involved locally at a branch level
  7. Generous discounts on books and equipment
Student members

Persons who are studying in further or higher education

Requirements

Individuals involved in fisheries management and who are in full or part-time education but are not in regular, paid employment It shall be a condition of membership as a Student member that a person who ceases to qualify thereof shall advise the Membership Secretary without delay.

Benefits
  1. Being a members of the only professional institute focused for fisheries management in the UK
  2. Involvement with specialist groups
  3. Becoming a Chartered environmentalist
  4. The opportunity to further your fisheries knowledge with the IFM training provision
  5. Networking opportunities at events
  6. Getting involved locally at a branch level
  7. Generous discounts on books and equipment
Corporate members

Bodies having an interest in fisheries management or incorporating individuals with such an interest, or sharing some common goal with the Institute. Individuals associated with Corporate Members are not entitled to the professional benefits associated with other member categories.

Requirements

Not for profit companies, charities,  angling clubs or small businesses with up to 10 employees – £95

Companies with up to 50 employees £125

Large companies with over 50 employees £175

Benefits
  1. Being a members of the only professional institute focused for fisheries management in the UK
  2. Involvement with specialist groups
  3. Becoming a Chartered environmentalist
  4. The opportunity to further your fisheries knowledge with the IFM training provision
  5. Networking opportunities at events
  6. Getting involved locally at a branch level
  7. Generous discounts on books and equipment
Affiliate members (A.M.I.F.M.)

You may be working in fisheries management in a paid or voluntary capacity and undertaking professional development within fisheries.. As a whole the IFM can offer you the ability to network and keep up to date with the world of fisheries by attending local and regional events.

Requirements

(a) hold the Diploma of the Institute or
(b) hold an appropriate degree or
(c) hold such alternative qualifications as the Council may from time to time deem appropriate.

Benefits
  1. Being a members of the only professional institute focused for fisheries management in the UK
  2. Involvement with specialist groups
  3. Becoming a Chartered environmentalist
  4. The opportunity to further your fisheries knowledge with the IFM training provision
  5. Networking opportunities at events
  6. Getting involved locally at a branch level
  7. Generous discounts on books and equipment