Our Precious transboundary waters

Together we keep the salmon parasite out of northern waters

Atlantic salmon have no resistance to Gyrodactylus Salaris parasite. Therefore, the spread of this salmon parasite to the northern rivers would be fatal for salmon stocks that are already in trouble. Boats, canoes, and all fishing equipment and accessories brought to the water areas of Upper Lapland must be completely dry or disinfected before using them.

The Interreg Aurora funded project Our Precious transboundary waters aims to solve shared problems by developing joint tools that is needed in a joint water management of the Pasvik, Neiden and Tana regions. Protecting Tana and Neiden Rivers’ waters from the spread of G. Salaris parasite is of the utmost importance, and everyone’s contribution to this prevention work is valuable. On May 30 2024,  the project arranged a workshop in Utsjoki where ways of communicating and disseminating information were devised. Information is needed so that the means to prevent the spread of the parasite are known and available to both locals and those staying and visiting Northern Lapland.

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Tana River 30th May 2024

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