A similar ban was introduced by the Marine and water authority of 2006 in the counties of Norrbotten and Västerbotten in order to protect the trout from extinction. The ban has given great power and the stocks have risen sharply.
" 15 years ago, walked 20 to 30 havsöringar up in Sikfors each year. 2017 we were up in 1 600, " says Dan Blomkvist, fisheries manager at the county administrative board in Norrbotten, sweden.
the regulations will now go out for consultation. A decision is expected in June.
– It is a package of management measures that we intend to propose for the region of Västernorrland down to the north of Uppsala. Our ambition is to get through it, but it is our general director who takes the final decision, " says Martin Karlsson, researcher at the Marine and water authority.
in Addition to the limitations of the phishing attacks is proposed, inter alia, catch limits of one trout per fisherman and day, and the three pikes and pike-pearch per day.
fishermen, but they are granted general exemption from the county administrative board. Dan Blomkvist says to the Piteå-Tidningen that it is primarily fritidsfiskarnas widespread nätande which was the biggest problem for the sea trout, which swim along the country on their way to and from spawning grounds.