An unprecedented number of fisheries management fees for 2020, more than 290,000, were paid during the current Fishing Act. The profit increased by more than EUR 1.5 million compared to the previous year. Fisheries management fees for 2021 have also been paid more by now than at the beginning of previous years.
The Fisheries management fee for 2021 can now be paid - a gift idea that brings well-being to increasing numbers of Finns
The fisheries management fee for 2021 came on sale in early November. Many people took up fishing for the first time this past summer, and revenue from the fisheries management fees has exceeded EUR 10 million. Metsähallitus encourages people to ensure the continuity of this hobby that brings people close to nature by paying the fisheries management fee as a gift for Father's Day and Christmas, thereby giving the right to fish through the entire new calendar year.
This summer, fishing attracted interest from people of all ages - revenues from fisheries management fees already EUR 10 million
The revenue from fisheries management fees earned this year exceeded EUR 10 million at the beginning of September. According to a Metsähallitus survey, the increase in revenues is the result of both an increase in the number of anglers and the higher payment activity of those who had previously fished.
Fisheries management fees were paid over 245,000 times between January and July 2020. The revenue accumulated by the end of July was EUR 9.5 million, as compared to almost EUR 8.9 million in the entire year 2019.
Metsähallitus’ Excursionmap.fi map service, known as the number one tool of all hikers, has been renewed. In addition to improvements made to technical functionality, the map has been complemented with photographs of the most popular sites, the information contents of the map have been increased, and the map is now updated more frequently.
The terms of purchase and cancellation for permits issued by Metsähallitus will be applied in a modified flexible manner for the time being due to the coronavirus epidemic. This situation is considered a force majeure as specified in our terms and conditions, which means that permits can be cancelled before the permit period begins.
In order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, bookings for reservable and rental huts handled by Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland will be cancelled as of 21 March 2020.
Nature and visitor centres to be closed: Wilderness permits will continue to be available online and via our service number
Metsähallitus will close its nature centres, visitor centres and service points, as well as Science Centre Pilke for the time being to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Matters related to permits are handled in Eräluvat web store and from our service number + 358 20 69 2424.
In 2019, Finns purchased fishing management fees more actively than in the previous year. By the end of the year, more than 254,000 fisheries management fees were purchased, of which more than 180,000 were annual permits. Such proceeds from fishing licences will maintain fishing opportunities and the aquatic environment.
Metsähallitus, which manages state-owned waters in Finland, intends to eliminate the use of plastic in fishing traps. For many decades, fishers have attached a plastic marker to their traps in order to indicate payment of a fishing permit. The goal is to completely eliminate the use of plastic in the state-owned enterprise.