Guide for travelling anglers in the Land of a Thousand Lakes 
Home Destinations Waters Species Fishing methods Services Fishing facts > Fishing facts > News 
Fishing in Finland
History & traditions
Fish dishes
Travel information
Cottages for anglers
Cottages for anglers

Fishing guides
Fishing guides

Fishing tackle shops
Fishing tackle shops
<< All news

Yellow burbot – a wonder of fish world

A new inhabitant of aquariumhouse Maretarium in Kotka is a real rarity. The white-yellow burbot that was caught on Ahvenkoskenlahti Bay on Gulf of Finland, is probably only one of its kind worldwide in the whole distribution area of burbot.

According to Sari Saikkonen, the managing director of Kotka Maretarium, the yellow-white burbot is not an albino because its eyes are dark instead of red – which would be typical for an albino. The colour of the burbot is arguably some kind of genetic mistake. Wonder burbot, that is swimming now in the isolation pool of aquarium, is almost 60 cm long and weighs about 1 kilo. Visitors of Maretarium can see the rarity.

Kymen Sanomat. See the photo.


© 2013–2022