Management of the salmon tribe is the foundation for being able to offer good fishing experiences in the future. The administration in the river stage is divided into three main areas:
1. Ensuring adequate natural spawning, and optimizing spawning and rearing conditions in the river.
The most important thing we do for the salmon is to ensure enough spawning in the river and facilitate for natural reproduction of good spawning places, and sufficient hiding places for the fry. Ensuring enough spawners is being made out of a careful forecast based fishing season. There are also efforts in place to reduce hurdles for the salmon in the river. For example, the salmon ladder in Rekvikfossen was rectified in 2009. The hiding places for the fry will also increase in many locations in the river.
2. Cultivate relevant areas above the salmon parts of the river and the side rivers.
By cultivation we get to use areas where the salmon do not have natural access for reproduction. Several of the side rivers of Gaula has very good conditions for salmon fry. Salmon for cultivation is given by fishermen during the fishing season, or fished after the season with nets or a fishing rod. The salmon are kept in fish dams until spawning in the autumn. The fertilized eggs are in the hatchery until February/March (eyed egg stage). It is then distributed in artificial spawning beds at specific places in the river.
3. Prevent mixing of farmed salmon in the wild salmon path.
Every autumn there is completed an extraction of farmed fish under Osfossen. This happens after the regular fishing season. The aim is to prevent mixing farmed salmon in the path of wild salmon. The fishing takes place under qualified supervision. The farmed fish is registered and euthanized, and the wild fish are recorded and released.