European Percid Fish Culture (EPFC)
EAS thematic group on the culture of pikeperch, perch and other species of the family percidae for human consumption, stocking and conservation.
this is the website of the European Percid Fish Culture (EPFC) thematic group within EAS. Bringing together all those with an interest in the culture of pikeperch, perch and other species of the family percidae for human consumption, stocking and conservation. The goal of EPFC is to involve representatives from the sector in a network and to facilitate future cooperation and knowledge transfer, profiting from the high level of proficiency of all EPFC participants. The group is open to all members of the EAS and explicitly invites farmers and producers as well as scientists and policy makers.
“As a sector we can only grow, if we expand.”
Research and improvements in the field of percid fish culture are progressing at a fast pace. New protocols have been developed or adapted to fit specific requirements of percids. Still, the lack of stable (re)production is requiring intensive knowledge exchange and further improvements. Consequently, the 6th EPFC workshop was geared towards exchange of practical knowledge under the title “New skillsets in Percid Fish Culture” in close connection with the EAS Aquaculture Europe 2017 in Dubrovnik. Building upon the success of preceding EPFC events, over 50 international participants attended the workshop and the six presentations and contributed to a fruitful discussion. The EPFC workshop again proved to be an ideal place to network and for knowledge transfer connecting attendants from research and industry.