News from Norwegian Salmon Rivers
It is regrettable to announce that the 71-year lease of the state's land in Lakselva has come to an end because of FeFo choosing to maintain its wrongful termination of the lease contract with the Lakselv landowners' association (LGF). LGF will therefore no longer lease- or sell fishing licenses for the properties managed by FeFo. However, LGF will offer fishing on private stretches and is now working on organizing an attractive fishing license solution. There will be plenty of space for the fishermen and fishing licenses will be available to everyone, regardless of where they live.
This is primarily a loss for our fishermen, both locals, visitors, businesses and not least for the wild salmon. Management and fishing will thus become less holistic.
At the time of writing, the snowmelt has started well and Lakselva is rising steadily towards what is beginning to look like a spring flood. First and foremost, we look forward to the start of the season and hope, as usual, that this year's fishing season will offer fantastic catches and magical experiences in Lakselva. Before we release this year's fishing season completely, we want to share some important information with our fishermen.
Berlevåg Jeger- og fiskerforening is the manager of Kongsfjordelva(river) on behalf of Finnmarkseiendommen (FeFo). Kongsfjordelva(river) is a national salmon river appointed by Norwegian government. It is very important for the future salmon stock it is managed in a sustainable way. The rule for this river is adjusted based on the conditions in the river and the state if the salmon stock. It is crucial the rules are followed by fishermen.