These web sites have been updated previous time 30.6.2014.

Endangered Salmonidae in the Lake Saimaa district

The populations of various salmon species that live in Lake Saimaa require special attention and maintenance. These species include landlocked salmon, freshwater brown trout, arctic char, and grayling. Read more...

"Promoting sustainable salmon fishing practices"

The "Project to promote sustainable salmon fishing practices on Lake Saimaa" (LIFE10INF/FI/052) is a three-year communication and negotiation project.

What is sustainable fishing?

Sustainable fishing refers to managing fish populations in such a way as to maintain their vitality and regenerative capacity.

Following sustainable fishing principles will contribute to protecting the future of salmon populations in Lake Saimaa and Lake Pielinen. Read more...


Instructions for releasing fish

Tire the fish as quickly as possible, but without using strong jerking motions.

If possible, release the fish by using pliers while the fish is still outside the boat, near the surface of the water. Read more...nieriärajattunetti

Did you know that arctic char fishing is totally prohibited...






The project is co-financed by the LIFE+ -programme (EC)