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Multimedia: Fishing for the future — Climate and young fishermen in Finland

First published on 03/01/2020, and last updated on 06/06/2023

By Snowchange, ICCA Consortium Member.
Directly extracted from this post on their website.

Climate changed winter has hit the fisheries across boreal Finland like never before. Winter seining has been delayed for months, if to begin at all, and ice conditions are a memory of a “normal” winter. Snowchange rises to the challenge with a Master-Apprentice programme and sharing news from the ice.

Below is a multimedia article and an interview video on the ice with Lauri Hämäläinen, the young apprentice fisherman in Snowchange learning ancient skills and specialised fish dishes, such as burbot and ruffe soups. We believe we survive and thrive by expanding traditional knowledge and fisheries to make sure we are on the pulse of the changing ice and the fish we harvest.


Fishing for the Future



Featured image: Tero Mustonen (left) and Lauri Hämäläinen (right) out on the ice of the River Jukajoki, near the village of Selkie, Finland © Antoine Scherer.