Crayfish Innovation Center
My main goals in the Crayfish
Innovation Center include finding solutions to most important problems
within Finnish crayfisheries and development of business related to wild
and farmed crayfish. My responsibilities include redifining and developing
ideas, project planning and project management as well as lecturing and
practical teaching. Furthermore, I am involved with several local
crayfisheries projects in Savo and Karelia.
After graduating from the
University of Kuopio in 1986 (1986 BSc, MSc; 1993 Phil.Lic.; 1997 PhD) I
have participated in several applied projects dealing with crustacean
biology, ecology and physiology both in Finland and Australia. I have
worked hands on in the management of wild and farmed crayfish stocks. I
have planned and managed several research and development
improving the management strategies of crayfisheries.