A fishing permit is an investment in nature, as Metsähallitus uses the revenues earned from permit sales for, among other things, the management of fishing waters and communications.
Together with its partners, Metsähallitus invests hundreds of thousands of euros annually in the management of fishing waters. Running waters are restored by, for example, creating new gravel spawning beds, diversifying the structure of riverbeds or restoring the flow of water to a dry channel. The 30,000 hectares of mires restored by Metsähallitus also enhances water conservation at the catchment area level.
GRAVEL BEDS FOR KOLIMA-KEITELE RAPIDS
|GRAVEL BEDS FOR KONNUSKOSKI RAPIDS
Budget: 15 000 €
|GRAVEL BEDS FOR RIVER LIEKSANJOKI
Budget: 153 000 €
|LAKE KOSTONJÄRVI FISH PASSAGE
Costs of cnstruction: 365 000 €
The environmental guide published by Metsähallitus Forestry Ltd. explains how water conservation and fish stocks are taken into consideration in routine forest management work in state-owned commercial forests: