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Eifaac- Symposium 22. - 24.10.2012

EIFAAC Symposium

Towards responsible future in inland fisheries

Management-related collaboration in inland fisheries and aquaculture

Hämeenlinna, Finland 22-24 October 2012

Participants of the Eifaac-Symposium.

Abstract leaflet with program and timetable


The EIFAAC Session (planned to take place in 13-15 June 2012 in Hämeenlinna, Finland) was postponed by EIFAAC, i.e. regardless of the organisers. The Symposium in 11-13 June 2012 was not possible to organize independently without the benefit of the synergy with the EIFAAC Session.

It is now confirmed that the 27th Session of EIFAAC will take place from 24 October (noon) to 26 October. The Session would then be preceded by the symposium (22 – 24 October, noon).

Both events will be held at the Spa-Hotel Rantasipi Aulanko, as originally planned.

The Symposium flyer can be found here.


Registration is open until September 15 (normal) or up to October 15 (late registration). The organizers kindly ask those who registered into the postponed June Symposium re-register.
Registration form


The contributions earlier intended to be presented at EIFAAC 2012 in June, are all welcome into the Symposium in October. There are still space for experience papers and especially posters, and the organizers encourage the scientists and stakeholders to contribute with solutions and models on the best available practices in fisheries and crayfish management.

Abstracts should be submitted not later than 31 August 2012! If the authors will update the abstract sent already for the postponed Symposium, the same dead line is valid.
Instructions for the authors and the abstract form can be found here. Please download the form to your computer, fill it in, and e-mail to .The organizers will confirm receipt of your abstract.

Accommodation and travelling

Participants are kindly asked to make their own reservations direct with the hotels.

EIFAAC 2012 will be held at in the Spa-Hotel Rantasipi Aulanko, about 3 km from the city centre (!/en_GB/).The rooms can be reserved by phone from +358-3658801 or by email from

. Please, mention the code word EIFAAC when making the reservation.
The room rates are 99 €/night in single rooms and 124 € in double rooms/night. Room price includes breakfast and free use of spa and gymnasium.
For more information about other accommodation services in Hämeenlinna, please click on .

How to get to the city of Hämeenlinna

Hämeenlinna is one of the oldest cities in Finland, only 100 km north of the capital, Helsinki (

From Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, there are good connections to Hämeenlinna (

The city of Tampere’s (80 km from Hämeenlinna) international Pirkkala Airport also has flight connections (

The old capital of Finland, Turku (140 km from Hämeenlinna), also has an international airport (

Another option is the ferries that operate to Helsinki and Turku.

Scientific group of the Symposium

  • Tapio Hakaste, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (chair)
  • Raine Kortet, University of Eastern Finland (vice-chair)
  • Markku Pursiainen, Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute (rapporteur
  • Lennart Edsman, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Resources, Sweden
  • Outi Heikinheimo, Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute
  • Juhani Pirhonen, University of Jyväskylä
  • Martti Rask, Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute

By correspondence

Gérard Castelnaud, Cemagref, Groupement de Bordeaux, France (EIFAC Observer)
Rudolf Müller, LIMNOS Fischuntersuchungen, Switzerland (consultant)

Text version

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More information
 » Abstract leaflet with program and timetable 
 » Registration 
 » Flyer 
 » List of contributions 
 » Abstract Form 
 » Program and timetable 

© Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute.Published 2010-11-13