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Compensations for owners of fishing waters

  • Service
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

The fisheries authorities of the ELY Centres grant each year compensations to owners of fishing waters for use based on the utilisation of chargeable common fishing rights and fishing guide activities. Compensations are paid from the funds accrued from the fishing management fees paid by fishermen.

The division of funds from compensations is based on the strain imposed on the water area by lure fishing. ELY Centres grant funds from compensations, without an application, to fishing areas that further distribute the funds to owners of fishing waters in their own area without a separate application. The compensations do not constitute subsidies and the owners of water areas do not have to provide an account of their use to the ELY Centre.

Funds from compensations referred to in section 82 of the Fishing Act are distributed to current fishing areas referred to in the previous act until the fisheries regions referred to in the Act which entered into force on 1 January 2016 become operational.

Funds from compensations are distributed usually in the spring.

Do the following

The ELY Centre pays compensations to fishing areas without an application once a year. The fishing areas further distribute the funds to owners of fishing waters without a separate application.

The Development and Administrative Services Centre (KEHA Centre) of the ELY Centres and TE Offices pays the compensations to the bank account of the fishing areas without a separate application.

To whom and on what terms

Compensations are paid to owners of fishing waters without a separate application under the Fishing Act and within the appropriation granted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

The service is free of charge.

Basic information

The service is provided byELY Centre for Lapland, Development and Administration centre for ELY Centres and TE Offices, ELY Centre for Varsinais-Suomi, ELY Centre for North Savo
Other responsible organisationsELY Centre for Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Varsinais-Suomi, ELY Centre for Pirkanmaa, ELY Centre for South Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Satakunta, ELY Centre for Southeast Finland, ELY Centre for Uusimaa, ELY Centre for North Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for South Savo, ELY Centre for Central Finland, Development and Administration centre for ELY Centres and TE Offices, ELY Centre for North Karelia, ELY Centre for North Savo, ELY Centre for Lapland, ELY Centre for Häme, ELY Centre for Kainuu
Responsible for the serviceCentre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
Area Whole Finland (except Åland)
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: ELY Centre
Updated: 7/3/2020