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Freshwater Reviews Special Issue – Call for papers on EU Water Framework Directive

Freshwater Reviews is delighted to announce the intension to publish its first Special Issue on the topic of the EU Water Framework Directive in December 2015. Potential authors are invited to submit review papers or outlines for reviews now, for consideration by the editor. Freshwater Reviews is a high-quality, peer-reviewed journal publishing both online and in print. Potential authors can find additional information about style guidelines and submission on our “For Authors” page here https://www.fba.org.uk/journals/index.php/FRJ/information/authors, or contact the editor, Prof. Colin S. Reynolds at creynolds@fba.org.uk to discuss your submission.

Bill Brierley accepts the post of Chief Executive of the Freshwater Biological Association

The FBA is delighted to announce that Bill Brierley has accepted the post of Chief Executive of the Freshwater Biological Association. There were more than 20 applications who were screened and completed a rigorous selection process. Five candidates were interviewed for the position by a Sub-Group of members of Council. Following a challenging interview process Bill Brierley was the successful candidate. I am sure you would wish to join with us in congratulating Bill on his success.

The FBA Annual General Meeting

The FBA AGM (www.fba.org.uk/annual-general-meeting) is being held on 27th October, the meeting is being held as part of the West Midlands and North-West England Freshwater Group (WM & NWE FG), the programme can be accessed by clicking on this link: www.londonfreshwatergroup.co.uk.

Small research grant - Gilson Le Cren Memorial Award 2015

A reminder to FBA members that those wishing to apply for the Gilson Le Cren Memorial Award 2015 should submit their application between 16 October and 16 November 2014. The Gilson Le Cren Award is an annual grant (up to £4000) given by the FBA to support scientific research into freshwater biology. For further details, go to: www.fba.org.uk/gilson-le-cren-memorial-award.

Pearl Mussels at the FBA have already released glochidia

Six out of seven mussel populations from the ARK project have already encysted our fish. Encystments have been observed in salmon, trout and arctic charr. The glochidia are now 70-80 microns in length, still a long way to go until they reach the sufficient size to drop off (400 microns in length).

FBA Chief Executive Position

The Freshwater Biological Association is currently recruiting for the position of Chief Executive. The FBA is a charity dedicated to the understanding and the sustainable management of fresh waters around the globe.

Book now for our upcoming training course: Invertebrate identification for biotic assessment (including examination)

The FBA are running a three day accredited training course on 'Invertebrate identification for biotic assessment (including examination)' on Tuesday 21st - Thursday 23th October 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 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.

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