Lapland - Above ordinary
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Nordic seminar future of the wild salmon stocks 6.-7.9.2012 in Tornio, Finland

Wild salmon within the main basin of the Baltic Sea originate from different river stocks. These rivers stocks are all genetically unique and also within river systems different genetic populations occur. Salmon occurring within the Baltic Sea are therefore of mixed stock origin before these fish return to their individual home rivers for spawning. The status of the wild salmon stocks differs in Baltic Sea. Strongest stocks are located in Bothnian Bay area. Majority of Baltic Sea salmon originates from these Northern Finnish and Swedish rivers.

Salmon management plan is being written in the European Union as member states and parliament are making their own proposals to multiannual management plan given by the commission. At the same time another decision is being prepared: Ices advice for Baltic salmon fisheries quota for the following year of 2013 was 54 000 salmon. European council will decide the Baltic salmon quota in October 2012.

Baltic salmon management and resource use are now in crossroads, as many important decisions are being prepared. Regional Council of Lapland, Council of Torne valley, Finnish -Swedish Frontier River Commission and Norrbotten County Administrative Board organize a seminar that will give broad perspectives and acknowledgement of the many aspects related to wild salmon, its governance and resource use.

Healthy and viable salmon stocks can be commercially, recreationally and culturally benefit. With both joint responsibility and our combined efforts we can secure the future of the wild salmon stocks in the Baltic Sea.


Status of the Baltic salmon stocks and ICES advice 2012 for Baltic Salmon 
Henrik Sparholt, ICES Secretariat

Different management goals for salmon and their consequeces
 Atso Romakkaniemi, Finnish Game and Fisheries Research

Management and restoration of salmon in Sweden
Johan Östergren Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Economica and Conservation of Baltia Salmon
  Economica and Consevation of Baltia Salmon (in english)
Soile Kulmala, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE

Sociocultural valuation of ecosystem services provided by Baltic salmon
Timo Karjalainen, University of Oulu

Salmon and Sportfishing
Glenn Douglas, Swedish Anglers Association

Fishing tourism in Mörrum river, Sweden
  Fishing tourism in Mörrum river, Sweden (in english)
Conny Elg, Sveaskog

Recreational fishing and tourism in Tornio River
  Recreational fishing and tourism in Tornio River (in english)
Kalervo Liisanantti, Tornio River Fishing District

Management needs in salmon fisjeries
  Management needs in salmon fisjeries (in english)
Jyrki Oikarinen, Fishing Advising Organization of the North Bothnian Bay

Finnish-Swedish Frontier River Commission
  Finnish-Swedish Frontier River Commission (in english)
Matti Hepola

Commercial salmon fishing in salmon management
Reinhold Andefors Coastal fishermen's association in Norrbotten Sweden

River valley stakeholders in salmon management
  River valley stakeholders in salmon management (in english)
Kalervo Aska, Tornio-Muonio River Association

  National regulation ob Salmon fishery (uppdated 1.10.2012) 
Håkan Carlstrand, The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

Goals set in multiannual Salmon management plan 
Ilona Jepsena
Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Head of Unit Fisheries conservation and control Baltic and North Sea

Goals and actions to secure wild salmon stocks
  Goals and actions to secure wild salmon stocks (in englih)

Risto Artjoki, State Secretary, Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Goals and actions to secure wild salmon stocks
Björn Åsgård, Desk Officer, Swedish Ministry for Rural Affairs

For more information please contact to:

Regional Council of Lapland
Päivi Kainulainen +358 45 350 9241 paivi.kainulainen(at)

Norrbotten County Administrative Board
Johan Antti +46 9209 6006, johan.antti(at)

Council of Torne valley
Peter Hagström +46 70 319 5641 peter.hagstrom(at)


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