Restocking juvenile fish

Salmonidae have been raised in Põlula since the Põlula Fish Rearing Centre in 1994 was founded until today — mainly salmon, but also sea trout and, to a lesser extent, brown trout and whitefish. Rivers are restocked with juvenile fish to restore Estonian fish stocks.

In total, more than five million juvenile fish have been released into natural bodies of water in Estonia — salmon starting from 1997, sea trout from 2001, brown trout between 2001–2005 and whitefish from 2016.

Salmon

Salmon released into rivers from the Põlula Fish Rearing Centre between 1997–2017, by age (pc.):
  • one summer old fish – 1 434 000
  • one year and two summer old fish – 2 097 000 
  • two years old fish – 906 000 
Number of released fish by rivers and age (pc.):

Sea trout

Sea trout released into rivers from the Põlula Fish Rearing Centre 2001–2017, by age (pc.):
  • one summer old fish – 391 000 
  • one year and two summers old fish – 187 000
  • two years old fish 112 000 
Number of released sea trout by rivers and age (pc.):


Brown trout

Brown trout released into rivers from the Põlula Fish Rearing Centre between 2001–2005, by age (pc.):
  • one summer old fish – 6000
  • one year and two summers old fish – 47,000
  • two years and older fish – 3000
Number of released brown trout by rivers and age (pc.):

Whitefish

Whitefish released into Pärnu river from Põlula Fish Rearing Centre in 2016–2017, given by age (number of specimen):
  • one summer old – 41,000