History of the Smelt fishers of the Tidal Thames

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Mews Schoolroom at Discover Greenwich

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The fishery for smelt was probably the most important of all tidal Thames fisheries but now the fishers, like the fish themselves have almost gone from the estuary. The Zoological Society of London and Thames Discovery Programme are holding this initial meeting for volunteers interested in joining us to help us cast light on what life was like for those that fished for smelt in the heart of London

During the meeting we will cover the following topics:

  • The biology of Smelt in the Thames Estuary and what ZSL has learnt from its HLF funded smelt survey
  • The archaeological evidence of Thames fisheries in London from TDP
  • What we would like to achieve by researching smelt fishers
  • Discussion on the sources of documentation on the smelt fishery and smelt fishers
  • Open discussion
  • Instructions on the follow up smelt fishery workshop at ZSL, London zoo in February 2016.

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Mews Schoolroom at Discover Greenwich

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Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity whose mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

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