Fisheries management fees for 2019 will be made available for purchase tomorrow, 1 November. Each person paying an annual fee (good for one calendar year) will also receive Suomu magazine. The fisheries management fee is mandatory for all persons 18-64 years of age who are fishing by means other than ice fishing, hook and line fishing or fishing with a simple herring rig. Proceeds from the fisheries management fee are used to manage and maintain Finland's fishing waters and fish stocks.
For many fishers, the fisheries management fee is the most essential fishing permit. The state fisheries management fee is required if you are 18-64 years of age and will be fishing with lures or traps. No permit is required for ice fishing, hook and line fishing or fishing with a simple herring rig - these are considered general fishing rights.
Carefree fishing with an annual Fisheries management fee
The fisheries management fee for 2019 can be paid now, so the permit will enter into effect immediately at the turn of the year. The fisheries management fee may be paid for one calendar year, seven calendar days or one calendar day.
The state fisheries management fee may be paid on the Eräluvat.fi web shop, with our phone service (+358 (0)20 69 2424, a Metsähallitus visitor centre or the nearest R-kioski convenience shop. Because the permit is a mandatory personal document, you will be asked to provide your name, contact information and date of birth. The fisheries management fee is 45 euros for one calendar year, 15 euros for one week and 6 euros for one day.
Each person paying an annual fisheries management fee for 2019 will also receive Suomu magazine along with their "fishing card" in the spring. The card serves as the proof of purchase of the fisheries management fee, much in the same way as a store receipt.
The fisheries management fee is vital to sustainable fish stocks
The fisheries management fee is used to manage and maintain Finnish fishing waters and fish stocks. Beginning next year, the use and management of fishing waters will be the responsibility of fisheries regions, which together with water area owners use the proceeds from fisheries management fees to safeguard sustainable fishing. A portion of the proceeds from fisheries management fees go to state fisheries organisations and various development projects, whose purpose is to promote fishing, the management of fishing waters and supervision of fishing.
Photo: Mirja Sevón 2009