Save Finland's Ringed Seal from Extinction

  • By: Animal Advocates
  • Target: Finland Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, The Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of the Environment

Found only in Lake Saimaa, Finland, the Fish traps can also be dangerous for the ringed seal., Pusa hispida saimensis, is extremely endangered with only 310 of them left.

Faced with many threats from human activities, the Saimaa ringed seal is vunerable to climate change, disturbed nesting places from coastal developement and violations of fishing restrictions. Fish traps can also be dangerous for the ringed seal and net fishing is the biggest threat for the Saimaa ringed seal- drowning many pups.

A fish trap with a loose funnel is a threat to the Saimaa ringed seal pups. Fish traps with loose or wide funnels are prohibited on main ringed seal territories, but nonetheless, almost half of the fishing gear that were inspected in 2011 were in violation of the recommended guidelines.

SOURCE: http://www.sll.fi/mita-me-teemme/lajit/saimaannorppa/ringed-seal

We ask Finland to continue to upgreade fishing gear and follow recomended guildlines to save the Saimaa ringed seal from extinction.

Jari Koskinen
Ministery of Agriculture and Forestry

Hallituskatu 3 A, Helsinki
PO Box 30
FI-00023 Government, Finland
Phone: 09-1605 3301
Fax +358-9-1605 4202
Email: jari.koskinen@mmm.fi

Päivi Räsänen
Ministry of the Interior
PO Box 26, FI-00023 Government
Kirkkokatu 12, Helsinki
Tel +358 71 878 0171
Fax +358 71 878 8555
Email: kirjaamo@intermin.fi

Ville Niinisto
Ministry of the Environment
Kasarmikatu 25, Helsinki
P.O. Box 35
FI-00023 GOVERNMENT
Finland
Tel: +358 20 690 160
Fax: + 358 9 1603 9320
E-mail: kirjaamo.ym@ymparisto.fi

Found only in Lake Saimaa, Finland, the Fish traps can also be dangerous for the ringed seal., Pusa hispida saimensis, is extremely endangered with only 310 of them left.


Faced with many threats from human activities, the Saimaa ringed seal is vunerable to climate change, disturbed nesting places from coastal developement and violations of fishing restrictions. Fish traps can also be dangerous for the ringed seal and net fishing is the biggest threat for the Saimaa ringed seal- drowning many pups.


A fish trap with a loose funnel is a threat to the Saimaa ringed seal pups. Fish traps with loose or wide funnels are prohibited on main ringed seal territories, but nonetheless, almost half of the fishing gear that were inspected in 2011 were in violation of the recommended guidelines.


SOURCE: http://www.sll.fi/mita-me-teemme/lajit/saimaannorppa/ringed-seal


We ask Finland to continue to upgreade fishing gear and follow recomended guildlines to save the Saimaa ringed seal from extinction.

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