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Salmon in Subdivision 32 (Gulf of Finland)

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posted on 2022-11-03, 10:59 authored by ICESICES

ICES advises that there should be no fishing on Estonian and Russian wild salmon in the Gulf of Finland. To maintain a low potential for by-catch of wild salmon in the coastal salmon fisheries, there should not be any increase in effort from present levels. Additional measures to reduce the potential for catching wild salmon in coastal fisheries close to the wild salmon rivers should be considered; such measures could include relocation of coastal fisheries away from sites likely to be on the migration paths of Gulf of Finland wild salmon, relocating fisheries away from rivers and river mouths supporting wild stocks, and protection of wild salmon (from poaching) when they return to rivers. Also, reduction in exploitation in the fishery in the Main Basin needs to be considered as salmon from Gulf of Finland to a large extent are utilizing the Main Basin on their feeding area.


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