EIFAAC International Symposium

EIFAAC International Symposium


Just one more week left to submit an abstract and early register for Adaptation of Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture to Climate Change Symposium.

In beautiful Mazurian Lake area of Poland we will present and discuss how to minimize the impact of Climate Change on aquatic resources. Top experts from around a world committed to participate and tell us about their experience and ideas. The Australian and US case studies and models will be presented.  We already received many interesting contributions, but there is place for more.


Since many of experts will be on site and in inspiring surroundings we want to discuss a joint research agenda, project partnerships and funding applications.  We hope to see you there. For those liking mix of pleasure with work, there are very interesting excursions planned too.

Visit us at EIFAAC2017.pl

About event:

Objective:  Present the current state of knowledge. Create a basis for development of recommendations for inland fisheries management.

Justification:  The state of resources is directly dependent on the environmental conditions of water bodies. Species and their life stages are adapted to life in water of a certain temperature range, chemistry and  hydraulics. Fish as exothermic animals cannot regulate temperature physiologically, only behaviourally, moving between cooler and warmer zones. Therefore, the life cycle of the fish is associated with changes in temperature. The water temperature is also dependent on the quantity and quality of water.

Forecasts of climate change predict alteration of the hydrological regime, the increase in water temperature, decrease of oxygen content and increase of the toxicity of pollutants. This can cause dramatic changes in the composition and condition of fish fauna. In some areas (e.g. mountain rivers) coldwater species may be doomed to extinction and the spread of thermophilic species will be limited by hydraulic conditions. Prolonged droughts will directly affect inland fishery resources and could lead to significant economic losses. Already in the summer of 2015, many fish farmers observed  the loss caused by drying out the littoral section of their ponds.

The magnitude of these changes and their quantitative effects are still insufficiently explored. Existing knowledge is not readily available and scattered around the world. It is therefore difficult at this moment to define the forms of action that could reduce the negative impact of climate change on inland fisheries and aquaculture. Water resource managers and fishermen need scientific advice, which will determine the strategies and methods for counteracting these changes. The goal of the symposium is to create a knowledge base allowing to determine the direction of future actions and boundary conditions.

Abstracts describing  the expected impacts and mitigation strategies are welcome.