The Shad Symposium took place in Worcester over two days, on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 May 2022. The programme of talks were held in the mornings starting at 9am at Worcestershire County Cricket Club, right by the River Severn. The Unlocking the Severn team also arranged for delegates to visit not just one, but three fish passes built as part of the project.
Our delegates were from a range of fisheries science/management; conservation organisations; universities and research institutions; environmental consultants; policy makers including Government departments, local authorities; and organisations responsible for the reporting and management of shad as part of the Habitats Directive from across Europe.
We had a wide-ranging programme of around 20 talks which covered a variety of topics drawn from the themes of: freshwater migration, life at sea, management and restoration of shad, threats to shad, and monitoring techniques. All of our speakers delivered excellent presentations, many of which included new, “hot-off-the-press” data which will help progress the conservation of this endangered species.
For more details about the talks and speakers, you can download the version of the programme below.