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Thames Estuary fish identification and survey workshop

Train to become a fisheries citizen scientist and help us survey Essex’s marine wildlife.

Event details


10am – 4pm
A static map of Thames Estuary fish identification and survey workshop

About the event

August is Essex Wildlife Trust’s Marine Month.  Marine Month is a chance to celebrate and enjoy Essex’s coastal and marine wildlife - but it’s also an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges facing our seas and do our bit to safeguard them for the future. 

We are pleased to be running two estuarine fish ID and survey workshops this summer.  These free workshops will enable us to collect valuable fish species data for the Thames whilst training local people to become fisheries citizen scientists.  We hope that those who attend will be able to support future estuarine fish surveys in Essex. 

The workshops will be led by Steve Colclough from the Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM).  Each day will include: an indoor session covering the background to juvenile fish surveys and different techniques; and an outdoor session at Essex Wildlife Trust’s Two Tree Island Nature Reserve, where we will put the indoor session into practice.  Attendees will receive an IFM certificate on successful completion of the workshop.

This training is supported by EMFF funding via the North Thames Fisheries Local Action Group, which supports projects in the Thurrock – Shoeburyness area.


Additional booking information

This event is suitable for adults (attendees must be over 18 years old). Please note that spaces are limited, with priority given to those who live in the Thurrock – Shoeburyness area. Please provide your postcode when registering your interest.

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What to bring

Walking boots/wellies; suitable clothing for the weather; water and snacks; suncream etc.


Picnic area
Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities
Electric car charging point

Contact us

Living Seas Coordinator
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