Sea Trout

Firum has initiated a Citizen Science project with an added incentive of winning 10,000 DKK. 


To participate, you need to catch a trout, and post scale samples and measurements to Firum. The draw is on 8 December, but Firum must have received the sample on 1 December 2023. For further instructions, please contact Firum. 


The Project

Our current knowledge about sea trout in Faroese lakes and ocean is limited. In collaboration with the Faroese Aquaculture Association, this project aims to build new, basic knowledge about sea trout with an emphasis on these issues:

  • To determine the time when smolt ventures to sea.
  • To highlight the condition of the smolt with respect to length, weight, physical appearance and age.
  • To compare the travel pattern to sea with respect to ocean temperatures and currents.
  • To produce adequate procedures for collecting mature sea trouts and, then, to explain possible differences in well-being and the composition of sea trout over a number of years.



For more information, please contact Dr. Kirstin Eliasen, head of the Fish health department and researcher.