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The grey seal and the ringed seal of the Baltic Sea can be hunted in the public water areas of the Baltic Sea. A specific seal hunting permit is sold by Wildlife Service Finland. However, please note that foreign hunters are required to have a Finnish host.

Permits for foreigners can be acquired from our customer service:


The service is open on weekdays from 9 AM to 4 PM. You can also contact us by email: eraluvat(a)



Public water areas

Public water areas are Finnish territorial sea waters and large lakes. Public water areas and the bottoms of watercourses are the property of the Finnish government.

Read more about public water areas on the website of Metsähallitus (