cropped-14289824_1774665996139206_8296633544521471329_o-pia11.jpgWelcome to our new site! Here you will eventually find information on whitefish related cultural heritage, research, and services in our region in Tornio Valley.

But why we talk about summer? Yes, we have 4 seasons so it is the only season ascending whitefish can access the river due obvious and less obvious reasons. Make yourself comfortable and dig deeper in fascinating facts and authentic stories.

Check out our main event in 2018:

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Community takes action in fostering whitefish

Around 2010, local people got worried as the ascending whitefish appeared in the river almost one month later than 30 years ago, and it’s size was also remarkably smaller. They decided to take action and start a project to foster the whitefish. The preparation of the project has been carried out by over 200 volunteers lead by Prosiika ry, including fishermen, inhabitants, businesses and experts. The objectives are to

Strengthen the attractiveness of the unique traditional fishing culture in Tornio Valley and
Enhance the better conditions for the Torne river whitefish population and its
sustainable management.

… more project information