The Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME) welcomes the intention to set up an Institute of Detectorists. We support the principle of a regulatory body to educate and influence the behaviour of metal-detector users and requiring adherence to the Code of Practice and archaeological principles. The introduction of a registration system for metal detector users who comply with these principles and who may in the future be able to use such membership as a means to acquire CSCS cards would be of benefit to FAME members; we await further information about how the Institute will develop.