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Responsible for the service ELY Centre

Application for an operator-specific fishing quota

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

The most important fish species in the Baltic Sea have annual country-specific catch quotas to prevent overfishing. These species are Baltic herring, sprat, salmon, cod and plaice. The quotas are monitored on the basis of the reported catch.

Commercial fishing for Baltic herring, sprat and salmon always requires an operator-specific fishing quota. The application concerns the annual operator-specific fishing quota that is based on the applicant’s right to use a part of Finland’s annual fishing quota regarding Baltic herring, sprat or salmon.

Do the following

Fill in the online application form for a quota and send it to the registry of the ELY Centre for Southwest Finland. If you have not told the ELY Centre of your email address, the application form will be sent to you by letter. Complete the form and send it by post to the registry of the ELY Centre for Southwest Finland. The ELY Centres’ contact information is available under Service Locations.

To whom and on what terms

Only fishers who have been granted a transferable right of use by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry or a non-transferable right of use by the ELY Centre for Southwest Finland are eligible to apply.

A fee is charged for the service.

Basic information

The service is provided byELY Centre for Varsinais-Suomi
Other responsible organisationsELY Centre for Central Finland, ELY Centre for South Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Satakunta, ELY Centre for Pirkanmaa, ELY Centre for South Savo, ELY Centre for Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Kainuu, ELY Centre for Uusimaa, ELY Centre for North Savo, ELY Centre for Häme, ELY Centre for Lapland, ELY Centre for North Karelia, ELY Centre for Southeast Finland, ELY Centre for Varsinais-Suomi, ELY Centre for North Ostrobothnia
Responsible for the serviceCentre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
Area Whole Finland (except Åland)
Available languageFinnish
Text edited by: ELY Centre
Updated: 10/3/2021