European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission (EIFAAC) is a regional fishery body of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. EIFAAC has 34 members: 33 member states and the European Union. The mission of EIFAAC is to promote the long-term sustainable development, utilization, conservation, restoration and responsible management of European inland fisheries and aquaculture, consistent with the objectives and principles of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and other relevant international instruments, and to support sustainable economic, social, and recreational activities towards these goals through:

  • providing advice, information and coordination;
  • encouraging enhanced stakeholder participation and communication;


  • the delivery of effective research.

The work of EIFAAC is done in projects managed by the Management Committee and the Technical and Scientific Committee.
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Teppo Vehanen
Function CChair of the Technical and Scientific Committee

Phone +358405708498

Teppo Vehanen currently chairs the Technical and Scientific Committee of EIFAAC. He is also a senior researcher at the Natural Resources Institute Finland in Helsinki. He has been working with regulated rivers for more than ten years, and currently focuses on connectivity issues. His research interests include also Water Framework Directive, especially evaluating biological responses to human influences on riverine fish community. Related interests include experimental studies, mainly with salmonid fishes

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