There aredemands fordisinfecting fishing gear,waders,canoesetc. This applies to bothKvalsundRiverandUpper andLowerNeverfjordWater. The reason thatthe rulesalsoapply tolakes,is that theseare part ofanadromousstretch (Sea trout,Arctic charandsalmonOutgoingstretch). The main reasonfor the disinfectionrequirementsisto prevent infectionofthe salmon parasiteGyrodactylussalaris.Fishermenpermanent residentinFinnmarkcountydo notdisinfectiffishing gear, wadersetc.Are not usedinwaterwaysoutside the county,or drainswithin the countywith provenor suspecteddifferenttypes ofinfection. Heremustbeeasilybetheir responsibilityproven!! KvalsundSportFishing Associationdoes not have aseparatedisinfectionstation,but thisexistsatSkaidi, Lakselv,Børselvandelsewhere.OnFeFo'ssitesitspecifiedexactly wherethe stations are, linkplacedat the top. Please contactthe unionifthere are questionsaboutdisinfection, etc. The following appliesforfishermentodisinfectaccording.regulations: It is strictlyprohibited to fishwithout a validcertificate of disinfection!! Violation of therulesleads toreviewwithout exceptionandfee ofkr.3000,-
Gyrodactylus salaris (gyro) is a tiny animal that gets stuck on the skin of salmon fry. ( See photo at the top ). The parasite can cause the entire populations of wild salmon in infected rivers are lost. Many rivers are destroyed forever.
Fishermen must be their responsibility conscious and ensure that fishing equipment, wading clothes, boats, canoes, etc. being properly disinfected. Finnmark has not yet been diagnosed parasitten.
10 rivers in Norway are infected by the parasite. 18 rivers are under treatment and not recovered.
Salmon strains from infected watercourses are greatly reduced only 3-4 years after infection. The experience from most Norwegian infected watercourses is that the parasite leads to almost total extinction of the salmon population. It is found more than 10,000 parasites a young salmon. A large number of parasites leads to juvenile salmon gradually weaken and die. G. salaris can also attach themselves to adult salmon that come up in a river to spawn. The adult salmon are not directly affected by the parasite, but helps to spread the parasite up the watercourse.
Salmon parasite was introduced to Norway by imports of Atlantic salmon from Sweden and is not naturally widespread in Norway. The main factor for the spread of G. salaris to Norwegian rivers has been releasing fish from infected hatcheries. But the parasite can also be spread by fishing equipment, wading clothes, boats and canoes, etc.