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Safeguarding the northern Baltic Sea sea trout stocks

Organisation: Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute (FGFRI)

Time: 4/1/2010 – 9/1/2010



FGFRI commits in co-operation with HELCOM, ICES and the Baltic Sea RAC to take actions to monitor and improve the knowledge on the status of the threatened sea trout (Salmo trutta) stocks in the northern Baltic Sea. FGFRI shall further develop and apply appropriate breeding and restocking practices for sea trout to safeguard the genetic variability of native wild stocks. FGFRI will continue the classification and inventorying of rivers with historic and existing sea trout stocks and develop appropriate restoration plans for suitable rivers.

The objective is to provide updated scientific knowledge and advice for effective conservation, restoration and management of sea trout stocks and their habitats in the northern Baltic Sea.The objective is to apply the best practices in the area. The impact is expected to be permanent.