Main symposium scope:

  • Biology of perch (Perca fluviatilis, P. flavescens, P. schrenkii), pikeperch, walleye, sauger, (S. lucioperca, S. volgensis, S. vitreus, S. canadensis), ruffe (Gymnocephalus spp.) and related species
  • Early life history, ontogeny
  • Population dynamics
  • Behavior, evolution
  • Fish stock management
  • Aquaculture
  • Hydroacoustics in Percid research
  • Physiology, genetics (eDNA including)
  • Predators and parasites
  • Interactions with other species 
  • Percids as invasive fishes (citizen science incl.) 


will be added soon

Keynote speakers

John F. Craig

Robert Arlinghaus

On the sustainability of recreational fisheries on freshwater fishes, including percids

Peter Eklӧv

The importance of intraspecific variation in behaviour, morphology, metabolism and even fatty acids of perch for interactions across habitat boundaries

Martti Rask

Examples of perch population responses to different changes in lake environments and of the value of perch as a tool in environmental monitoring

David G. Fielder

Lessons learned over recovery of Saginaw Bay's Walleye population; a multigenerational journey

Plenery speakers