Halts Salmon Fishing in the Tana Watercourse

Norway and Finland have agreed to not open up for salmon fishing in the Tana watercourse during the coming season. The ban on salmon fishing applies to all fishing tools and all parts of the watercourse.

“The latest status reports for the salmon stocks in the Tana watercourse show that many of the main stocks no longer have a surplus that can be harvested”, says Norwegian Climate and Environment Minister Sveinung Rotevatn (Liberals).

The salmon fishing ban in 2021 is in accordance with clause 16 of the Tana Agreement, which commits the parties to limit or halt fisheries should conditions in the watercourse indicate a necessity thereof.

Local rights owners on both sides of the border of the watercourse have been involved in the discussions. On the Norwegian side, local representatives support the temporary fishing ban.