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Pearl Mussel Officer (Hatchery)



Rare opportunity to join the Pearl Mussel team in rearing freshwater pearl mussels, Margaritifera margaritifera, at their unique Ark facility on the shore of Windermere at Mitchell Wyke.

The FBA is seeking a Pearl Mussel Officer to carry out the vital work of raising the juvenile cohorts ready for reintroduction as well as maintaining adult mussels as part of the conservation work of the Ark.

For more information on the Ark please click here.

For more information on the Restoring Freshwater Mussel Rivers in England please click here.

For more information on the opportunity and application process please click here

Addendum to notice of the 88th AGM

Following the nomination of two additional new Board members, there is an Addendum to the agenda for the 88th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Freshwater Biological Association. Biographies and a nomination form can be found here.

Our Honorary Research Fellows will deliver a series of presentations on their recent scientific work during the afternoon, immediately before the AGM (Monday 23 October from 13.15 hrs). The agenda for the afternoon can be found here.

We would be delighted to welcome members to this stimulating opportunity to hear from our distinguished colleagues. Please let know if you plan to attend, in order that we can provide sufficient refreshments.

We look forward to seeing many of you on the 23rd.


The Annual General Meeting The Annual General Meeting of the Freshwater Biological Association has been called for Monday, 23 October 2017, at 16.30 hrs, at The Ferry Landing, Far Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LP. Members are invited to attend and the business of the meeting will include the receipt and adoption of the Annual Report and Accounts, the election of a new President and the appointment of Members of the Board. The Annual Report and accounts are published here

Members will receive the invitation, accounts and notice of meeting directly. An afternoon Scientific Meeting will be held just prior to the AGM and details of speakers will be published here shortly.

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