The fishing period of 2016 was closed on 7th December with a get-together dinner with fishermen and other local cooperation partners of Pilot Fish in Forum Marinum in Turku. On the very next day, 8th December, recruiting fishermen for next year’s fishing period was started with an information event at rainy Uusikaupunki by presenting project objectives and specific rules for fishermen that are interested to join the project in the future. At both events, the opportunities and challenges of pilot actions of fishing and utilizing bream and roach were discussed. The project also collected feedback from all fishermen on practical issues that could still be developed further during the project and that could promote the utilization of these specific fish species in the future, too. The call for applications for fishing period 2017 will be opened in January.