Fisheries Innovation Scotland (FIS) will hold its Bi-Annual Scottish Fishing Conference (BASFC) on the 9th and 10th of July 2018 at the historic University of St Andrews.

The main conference theme is: “Fisheries Management in Changing Times”

The first half day of the conference on the 9th of July will repeat the successful format of 2016, with presentations from, and dialogue with, all the research teams who have worked on FIS projects over the last two years. There will also be a report from the first of our International Study Bursaries, covering a mission to Denmark.

Day 2 of the conference on the 10th July will be opened by the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment and will feature presentations from the Scottish industry, Fisheries Ministers from other nearby fishing nations, and senior figures from the NGO, retail and marine sciences sectors.

The Conference Dinner will be held in the splendid Lower College Hall at St Andrews on the evening of the 9th of July.


  • Fishermen and vessel owners from all fleet segments
  • Fishing industry organisations
  • Policy makers
  • Fisheries scientists
  • Fisheries managers
  • Other users of the marine environment


The full Conference Programme will be available soon. Conference registration is free and attendance at the Conference Dinner will be charged at cost: £50.  The number of places available is limited, and those wishing to attend should register early.  For further information please visit the FIS website:

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