Grayling (Thymallus thymallus)

Conservation status: Near threatened
Minimum landing size: 35 cm

Key areas:

• Lake Pielinen, Lake Pihlajavesi, Lake Puruvesi, Southern Lake Saimaa, Lieksanjoki River

Life cycle:

• Populations that spawn in lakes and rivers
• Reproduces and lives in areas with flowing water or on the rocky shore waters and rocks of the large open areas at the lakes
• Sedentary species; does not migrate


• Deterioration in the state of the areas of reproduction (eutrophication, solid material)
• Populations are weak and local
• Populations cannot endure the heavy pressure from fishing (incl. gillnet fishing, angling, ice-fishing)






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