Fish and Waters

Global development sues Finland to examine the water resources and their utilisation in a new way. The need for water is increasing inevitably around the world. Population growth and changes on lifestyle force us to seek new solutions related to the use and exploitation of water and water systems.

Water resources of Finland, i.e. the opportunities of blue bio-economy are based on the abundant water resources, high technical expertise and the solution’s ability for multi-sectoral challenges. In addition, Finland has a good reputation in the international water and environmental expertize. Social welfare and employment can be increased based on the bio-economy, if the water resources, their use and production potential are examined more comprehensively. Versatile use of water resources is already the basis for many economic activities. The main blue bio-economy areas can be considered water business, energy production, fisheries, nutrient recycling and industrial symbiosis.

Based on the preliminary report the potential growth opportunities have been identified as fisheries and tourism in short-term. In addition to that the potential growth on water business of export is very substantial. The long-term growth potentiality is associated with the recycling of nutrients and industrial symbiosis.

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Fish and waters

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Research project: Photosynthesis research – a fundamental tool in bioeconomy

Transition from fossil raw materials to sustainable bioeconomy is one of the most fundamental challenges of this century….

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Fish and waters

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The Finnish national parks have a high return on investment – the visitor volumes are going up

Finnish outdoor activities are currently attracting both Finnish and international tourists. The visitor numbers of national parks have…

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Fish and waters

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The Finnish Benella Rainbow Trout promotes both the welfare of the environment and the consumer

The challenge in the Finnish fish farming has been to differentiate the domestic rainbow trout from international mass…

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