The Fisheries Research Unit produces research data, population estimates and expert services for the management of fisheries. The unit aims to promote the sustainable use of fish resources and improve fishing conditions.
DNA sampling for a project on biodiversity. Photo: Ari Saura
Our areas of research are fish and crayfish stocks, the impact of environmental factors and management methods of fisheries.
Our work is divided into three research programmes:
1. assessment of fish resources
2. exploitation of fish stocks
3. environment oriented fish research.
The development of methods to assess fishing resources, the results of restocking of salmon populations, and the effects of eutrophication of coastal waters on fish populations are among the most important areas of research.