This section encompasses a wide range of topics, including fish passage, hydropower, water quality, and fish biology. The chair of the section is Jim Lyons
To advance scientific understanding and communicate the ecological and socio-economic
importance of fish and its environment, so as to influence national and international policy
and develop best practices which can support sustainable fisheries management.
To support all working in fisheries with their professional development through:
a) Growth of training opportunities in pursuit of the mission statement
b) Elaboration of method statements and standards relevant to the objectives of the
c) Inclusion of fish and its environment aspects in relevant training packages delivered
by the IFM.
d) To act as professional advisers and advocates to national and international decision
makers over all relevant issues affecting fisheries management, fisheries and the
aquatic environment on which they depend.
To provide a centralised resource that can inform fisheries managers at a local, national and
To promote the role of the IFM as the professional organisation in the UK developing
fisheries managers at a local, national and international level.
Position statement on the reintroduction of the European beaverView document
Run of river hydropower position statementView document
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