Founded in 1969, the Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM) is a UK based non-profit organisation dedicated to the advancement of sustainable fisheries management. Members are usually fisheries managers and experts from research bodies, fishing and angling organisations, water companies, fish farms, education institutions and consultancies like APEM.

Each of its ten regional committees around the UK and Ireland are responsible for running the local branch, making sure members enjoy the benefits of belonging to the institute and organising regional events.

Nicola Teague said: “It’s an honour to be appointed chair of the Wales branch for a second year and I’m looking forward to another year of working with my colleagues on the committee. They bring both experience and enthusiasm and make the task a pleasure.

“I’d also like to thank Libby West of Devon and Severn IFCA, Ida Tavner of Natural Resources Wales and Andy Schofield of Tidal Lagoon Power for their excellent presentations at the recent annual general meeting.”

Earlier this year the branch hosted a conference for 75 people that examined issues around renewable energy and fisheries.

Next year there are plans for a workshop on shad conservation, special events to mark World Fish Migration Day and a fish and forestry field trip.

Visit the IFM website to find out more about the regional branches and upcoming national and regional events.

If you have any queries, please contact Nicola Teague, Associate Director.
Alternatively you can email us here. Or call 0161 442 8938.