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FBA successful in bid to Biffa Award for project on pearl mussel river restoration

The FBA is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Biffa Award grant for approx. £1.5 million (over 3 years) to work with partners to restore freshwater pearl mussel habitat in key English rivers and to trial reintroductions of juvenile mussel reared in the FBA Freshwater Pearl Mussel Ark. We are very excited about the important work this project will deliver and acknowledge Biffa Award for this opportunity to carry out such vital work to help safeguard this critically endangered species in England.



Bill Brierley starts as FBA Chief Executive

We are very pleased to announce that Bill Brierley has now taken up his post as Chief Executive of the Freshwater Biological Association and we wish him every success in his new role.

Latest issue of FBA News is out now!

The latest issue of FBA News (Autumn/Winter 2014/15, No. 64) 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 Please also notify us at if you change your email address, so we can update our records accordingly.

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