Profitability of agriculture a major concern for Minister Orpo
(25.06.2014, 25.06.2014, MMM)

The new Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Petteri Orpo is very much concerned about the profitability of Finnish agriculture. – Agriculture has to be a viable and profitable industry and Finnish farmers must have the opportunity to lead a good life, support their families and succeed in their work, Minister Orpo says.

Farmers do not need to submit notifications of biological control agents and pollinators to Evira
(26.11.2013, Evira)

Since the beginning of 2013, Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira has been supervising the import, marketing and use of macro-organisms, i.e. insects, spiders and nematodes, used for biological control and pollination. Individual farmers or beekeepers need to submit a notification or make an approval application only if they order products directly from abroad or if the product ordered is not included in the file maintained by Evira.

The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute to launch co-operation in fish stock monitoring
(24.09.2013)

Aranda to collect data on Baltic herring and sprat stocks

The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute will expand their co-operation into fish stock monitoring. Today, 24 September, SYKE’s marine research vessel Aranda, will set sail for the first time to collect data on Baltic herring and sprat stocks in the Bothnian Sea, the Gulf of Finland and the northern part of the Baltic Sea Proper.
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