Species-specific strategies and programmes

According to the Red List of Finnish Species (2010), the migratory fish sea trout and landlocked Atlantic salmon are classified as critically endangered, and anadromous whitefish, eel and freshwater populations of brown trout south of the Arctic Circle are classified as endangered. Strategies and programmes have been prepared to ensure the survival of these fish species.

The European Union’s nature conservation act, the Habitats Directive, requires the protection of species and their habitats. Finland has signed the Convention on Biological Diversity (the Rio Convention), being committed to develop the conservation of the diversity of fish stocks and strategies for their sustainable use.

Species-specific strategies and programmes are based on the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute’s data on Finland’s wild fish stocks.

Status of the River Tana Salmon Population 2015