Swedish Baltic Rivers Waterkeeper


Thomas Johansson
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The Baltic Sea coast of Sweden is fed by rivers that have traditionally been home to thriving salmon species. Originally there were over 80 wild salmon and sea trout rivers in the Baltic Sea region. Today there are only approximately 30 rivers that still have wild salmon; the other rivers and their fish populations have been completely destroyed by dams.

Thomas has worked since 1991 exclusively with fisheries conservation and management on rivers along the Baltic coast of Sweden, including his home Kåge river. As a scientist, Thomas's work as always included fisheries control, electro fishing, and implementation and management of fish counters. Since 2011 Thomas has been working as an advocate for strong salmon and sea trout stocks in all Baltic Rivers in Sweden, informing politicians and media.


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