The Riverfly Partnership is a dynamic network of organisations, representing anglers, conservationists, entomologists, scientists, water course managers and relevant authorities, working together to: - protect the water quality of our rivers; - further the understanding of riverfly populations; - and actively conserve riverfly habitats. The Riverfly Partnership is hosted by the Freshwater Biological Association.


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Freshwater Biological Association to become Riverfly Partnership host from April 2017

During his presentation at the 4th National Riverfly Partnership Conference at the Natural History Museum, London on 17th November, Dr Bill Brierley, Chief Executive of the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) confirmed the exciting news that Freshwater Biological Association will take over from Salmon & Trout Conservation UK (S&TC) as Riverfly Partnership host at the beginning of April 2017. 

Please ensure that you maintain high biosecurity standards when Riverfly monitoring by following Check, Clean, Dry

It was reported, in the November issue of Trout and Salmon magazine, that a Chinese mitten crab has been found in the River Ribble in Lancashire. The invasive non-native species (INNS) was recorded and photographed by an angler at Brockholes nature reserve, with positive idenfication being confirmed later by the Environment Agency.

Free e-learning course for Riverfly monitors - 'Good fieldwork practice for invasive non-native species'

University of Leeds and Cefas have produced an e-learning course aimed at increasing understanding of the importance of effective biosecurity as part of fieldwork practice. This course is now freely available to ARMI participants, please click title (above) for more details.