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Keminmaa research infrastructure

Keminmaa's infrastructure covers the rivers flowing into the Bothnian bay. Its main tasks are the recovery of genetic resources from fish stocks in the area, the farming of river lamprey and the quarantine hatching of roe.

Photo: Eetu Ahanen / Luken kuva-arkisto.

The Keminmaa aquaculture farm is a freshwater plant that focuses mainly on the establishment of broodstock of marine fish stocks for the Taivalkoski aquaculture farm and the procurement of roe for further rearing for fisheries obligations. These stocks include the highly endangered sea-spawning grayling, various salmon and migratory whitefish stocks. There is no restriction on the flow of the plant intake upstream of the Isohaara power plant.

Keminmaa farms salmon, sea trout, lake trout, river trout, migratory whitefish, grayling and lamprey. For salmon, the development of the M74 status is monitored. Fisheries research will focus on monitoring salmon stocks in the river Simojoki and migratory whitefish stocks in the Bothnian bay.

Aquaculture farm

  • Fresh water aquaculture farm
  • There is no restriction on the flow of the plant intake upstream of the Isohaara power plant.
  • Focuses mainly on the establishment of broodstock of marine fish stocks in the Taivalkoski aquaculture plant and the procurement of eggs. Stocks include the highly endangered sea-spawning grayling, various salmon and migratory whitefish stocks.
  • A facility certified P1 by the Finnish Food Authority’s fish health service.

The monitoring platform of the Bothnian bay

  • emokalojen pyynti- ja karanteenitilat
  • alukset, smolttipyydin, verkot, kalastusvälineet, moottorikelkat

Area of research

  • Procurement of broodstock and roe production
  • Monitoring salmon and migratory whitefish stocks

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