IFM 10th Specialist Conference – Delivering Action for Salmon
Postponed until December 2020
St Marys Heritage Centre, Gateshead

 Closing date for submissions 7th February 2020


To celebrate 10 years of IFM Specialist Conferences we have joined with the International Year of the Salmon (IYS) to host the flagship IYS conference for the UK. The conference will also be supporting World Fish Migration Day.

The conference’s aim is to bring people together to share knowledge, raise public awareness and to encourage people and businesses to sign up to action to protect and enhance wild Atlantic salmon as part of the International Year of the Salmon.

The outcome we are seeking is a ‘blueprint’ for delivery, a toolkit that can accelerate the delivery of the necessary environmental improvements to restore Atlantic salmon populations.  We want to learn from those organisations that we need to work with to deliver the necessary environmental changes, to share best practice in delivering action from across the ‘salmosphere’, and build professional capability and understanding.

The conference will be over three days with talks and field trips that are focussed around the conference aims.

The organising committee would welcome submissions from people working in the following areas:

1.  State of Atlantic salmon populations

2.  Industry leading change

  • Managing water for salmon
  • Farming, forestry and landuse
  • Action in the marine coastal zone

3. Planning for salmon

  • Improving fish passage
  • Reconnecting with our natural heritage
  • Managing threats, climate change, invasive species etc

4.  Catchment Based Approach

  • Rewilding our rivers
  • Natural Flood Management

5. Managing fisheries sustainably

  • Angling
  • Protecting salmon at sea

6. Getting involved

  • Citizen science
  • Delivering projects for salmon

All abstracts should include the following information in this order:

  • Title of the paper,
  • Authors’ full names with presenter’s name highlighted,
  • Affiliation and country of origin for each co-author,
  • Full address of the presenting author,
  • Email address of the presenting author,
  • 100 – 200 word abstract on the paper’s content,
  • Oral or poster presentation.

The Steering Group will review all submissions and will aim to ensure a good balance of topics and geographic areas. If requests for oral presentations are oversubscribed a poster presentation may be offered instead.

All submissions and enquiries should be sent directly to the conference administrator at

Closing date for submissions 7th February 2020

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