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Book now for our upcoming training course: Freshwater fish: assessment of condition and ageing' & 'Fish health, parasites and disease'

The FBA are running a one day training course on 'Freshwater fish: assessment of condition and ageing' and a one day training course on 'Fish health, parasites and disease' on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th October 2014, respectively, at the FBA, Windermere. Places are still available on the course. To find out more details and to book a place, please go to www.fba.org.uk/fba-training-courses or contact us at events@fba.org.uk.

Pearl mussels on Countryfile

Last night (17 August 2014) a freshwater pearl mussel population in Northern Ireland featured on Countryfile - did anyone catch it? The picture of the glochidia encysted on salmonid gills was taken by staff at the FBA and we're really pleased that the Ballinderry Rivers Trust are releasing 500 young mussels back into the Ballinderry.

Latest issue of FBA News is out now!

The latest issue of FBA News (Summer 2014, No. 63) has now been published and, if you are a Member, should be arriving on your doormat shortly, or via email as a PDF today. If you have not signed up for a print copy, you will automatically receive a PDF version via email - if you do not receive it, please let us know at info@fba.org.uk. Please also notify us at info@fba.org.uk if you change your email address, so we can update our records accordingly.

If you would like to receive this membership benefit, why not join the FBA? Please visit www.fba.org.uk/membership for further details.

Pearl Mussel Ark Project welcomes new batch of fish

Yesterday the FBA received new batches of 0+ salmon, sea trout, Arctic charr and brown trout ready for encystment for the 2014/15 pearl mussel reproductive season.

Oral History Project - website launch

The Clear Waters website has just launched, a result of our one year Heritage Lottery funded Oral History Project. The website features videos compiled of photographs and interview excerpts from the archive, along with information on the Windermere catchment and some associated environmental issues. The Project involved collaboration with many organisations, and would not have been possible without the help of our volunteers who interviewed FBA scientists, anglers, naturalists and local residents. The transcripts of these interviews will be available through the Ambleside Oral History Group's website at the end of July.

To find out more visit http://www.clearwaters.org.uk/

Pilot accreditation course for surveyors of aquatic macrophytes

FBA has been awarded a contract to facilitate a pilot accreditation course for surveyors of aquatic macrophytes. Tutored by Dr Nigel Holmes, the course will run at FBA Windermere from Tuesday 29 July - Friday 1 August 2014 - book your place now! More information

Training course date confirmed: Entomology for anglers Level 3

The date for the Entomology for anglers Level 3 course has been confirmed as Saturday 27th September 2014. This one day training course which is being run at the FBA, Windermere is open to those who have previously attended Levels 1 and 2. Only three places are still available on the course. To find out more details and to book a place, please go to www.fba.org.uk/fba-training-courses or contact us at events@fba.org.uk.

Book now for our next training course: 'Identifying chironomid larvae’

The FBA are running a two day training course on 'Identifying chironomid larvae’ on Tuesday 15th - Wednesday 16th July 2014 at the FBA, Windermere. Places are still available on the course. To find out more details and to book a place, please go to www.fba.org.uk/fba-training-courses or contact us at events@fba.org.uk.

Book now for our next training course: 'The Chironomid Pupal Exuvial Technique (CPET)’

The FBA are running a two day training course on ‘The Chironomid Pupal Exuvial Technique (CPET)’ on Thursday 17th - Friday 18th July 2014 at the FBA, Windermere. Places are still available on the course. To find out more details and to book a place, please go to www.fba.org.uk/fba-training-courses or contact us at events@fba.org.uk.

Hilda Canter-Lund Photography award 2014

The British Phycological Society invites entries for the 2014 Hilda Canter-Lund Photography Award, for a photograph on a phycological theme. The competition was established in memory of Hilda Canter-Lund, whose stunning photographs will be known to many. Her photomicrographs of freshwater combined high technical and aesthetic qualities whilst still capturing the quintessence of the organisms she was studying. A prize of £150 will be awarded to the photograph that best combines these informative, technical and aesthetic qualities. It can be of a micro- or macroalga, marine or freshwater, taken by any photographic medium and the competition is open to all (not just BPS members). The closing date this year is 11 June.

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