Monitoring salmon and sea trout in the Tornio River

Updated 2018-10-15

Tornio River has endemic Baltic salmon and sea trout populations. Their monitoring is based on international obligations to secure biodiversity. The project comprises of long term data of the species’ juvenile production and amounts of migrant individuals.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
1996 -
Data collection
1996 -
Data processing
1996 -
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Atso Rommakkaniemi

Natural Resource Institute Finland

Paavo Havaksen tie 3, 90014 Oulu

+35820 575 1416

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Biological effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Freshwater fish
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

numbers of juvenile and migratory individuals, reproduction potential.


Regions studied
Biological effects
Biological effects
Biological effects
Stations or areas where observations are made

The Tornio River

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?

Data is stored by Natural Resource Institute Finland (Luke)

References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports

Vähä, V., Romakkaniemi, A., Ankkuriniemi, M., Pulkkinen, K. & Keinänen, M. 2010. Lohi- ja meritaimenkantojen seuranta Tornionjoen vesistössä 2010. Riista ja kalatalous - selvityksiä. 3/2011. Abstract in English.

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

- Catch statistics: public survey - Densities of juvenile fish: electrofishing - Catch samples from fishers - Reproduction: fyke sampling

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management Box 11930, SE-404 39 Göteborg, Sweden

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

Working Group on Baltic Salmon and Trout International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) H. C. Andersens Boulevard 44-46 DK-1553 Copenhagen Denmark Finnish-Swedish Frontier Rivers Commission Box 125 SE-953 23 Haparanda Sweden

Other related projects

Fish catch monitoring in Lake Inarijärvi

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