Landlocked salmon
(Salmo salar m. sebago)

Conservation status: Critically endangered
Minimum landing size: 60 cm

Release also any landlocked salmon that have an adipose fin caught in Lake Saimaa or Lake Pielinen, regardless of the size of the fish

Key areas:

• Lake Saimaa - Pielisjoki River, Ala-Koitajoki River
• Lake Pielinen - Lieksanjoki River

Life cycle:

• Reproduction and fry stage in streams
• Feeding migration in lakes


• Access to the reproduction areas prevented
• Many of the reproduction areas destroyed
• Natural reproduction rates very low
• Extremely low genetic diversity
• Extreme pressure from fishing in the lake regions (incl. trolling and gillnet fishing)

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