Transitional and Marine

This section encompasses both fisheries in transitional waters (e.g. estuaries ) and marine areas. The chair of the section is Steve Colclough

Section introduction

The specialist committee was  established with 12 (now 16) members bringing together a broad church of interests including Cefas, Natural England, Environment Agency, IFCAs, Salmon & Trout Conservation, and a range of individual academics, lawyers and consultants. Committee meeting are usually held twice a year. Terms of reference include: responses to appropriate consultations, development of position statements, training and development initiatives including short courses, conferences and advisory booklets, advice to Council members and non-members on technical matters and contribute to profits of the Institute.

The Section are actively involved in training and development issues through the Training Section. The E & M Section are contributing to evolution of the IFM Diploma. A new Migratory species module will be available shortly. Further marine orientated modules are in plan. In the medium term students will be able to choose from a series of freshwater, estuarine and marine modules to suit.

The Section houses substantial expertise in the development of sampling protocols and fish identification necessary for delivery of the Water Framework Directive in estuarine (or transitional) waters.

For more information please contact Steve Colclough at

[email protected]

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