The success of the Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions!


Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions a Success in Siberia !

September 2016

Tero Mustonen

The Low Impact Fishers of the Kesälahti Fish Base Cooperative (Finland), took part in the Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions organized by the Snowchange Cooperative, a network supporting local and Indigenous cultures around the world.

Check out the pictures of this beautiful Festival by clicking on this link !

The first Festival was held in Finland in 2014. For the edition of 2016, Snowchange and its partners decided to organize the festival on the Lena river of the community of Zhigansk, Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Siberia (Russia) from the 1st to the 5th of September. The main participants to the Festival included cooperatives and local communities from Finland, USA and Russia.

Activities and Outcomes of the Festival included:

Roundtables and competitions in various traditional skills and fisheries.

Establishment of Snowchange Network of Northern Traditional Fisheries of Eurasia as the backbone of the future work in the Region.

Framework Agreement between the Department of Biological Resources, Sakha-Yakutia, Russia and Snowchange Cooperative to develop new steps of management, monitoring and traditional knowledge in the Zhigansk region for water and fish health.

Decision to hold the third Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions in Khanty-Mansia, Siberia in 2018.

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