Full details of the FBA ASM are now available. If you wish to present your work at the conference, you are invited to submit an abstract on any aspect of freshwater science or its application. Deadline for abstracts is 15th April 2011. The closing date for early registration is 31st May 2011; after this time, higher registration fees will apply. Note that the venue is restricted in size and so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment. The meeting will include the FBA's Annual General Meeting, on Wednesday 13th July. More
The FBA training course programme for 2011 is now available on our website. Go to www.fba.org.uk/fba-training-courses and find out how you can develop a new skill or enhance your abilities. Courses cover entomology for anglers, assessment of fish age and health, the identification of invertebrates and algae, techniques such as CPET and RIVPACS/RICT and broader issues of freshwater ecology and biomonitoring.
Dikerogammarus villosus has now been recorded from two sites in South Wales: Cardiff Bay and Eglwys Nunydd Reservoir in Port Talbot. Its dispersed known distribution in the UK suggests that it may well have been overlooked in other lowland lakes and reservoirs, so please keep a look out for it. For details on how to identify Dikerogammarus, click. If you are able to collect and preserve specimens to have identification confirmed, please send them to the FBA, as there are two other species of Dikerogammarus that may yet turn up in this country.