On 11 March 1990 Lithuania restored its independence.
With its 2.8 million citizens, Lithuania occupies 65.3 thousand sq. km. It
has 2621 sq. km of inland waters, including around 3000 lakes, around 1500
ponds, approximately 29,000 rivers, streams, and channels, and the Curonian
In 2002, the Union of Associations “Žuvininkų rūmai”, participating in an
international project together with the Latvian Association of Fishers,
explained the benefits of recreational fishing. Professor-academic Juozas
Virbickas, President of the Union of Associations “Žuvininkų rūmai”, was the
leader of the project.
In 2007, Prime Minister G. Kirkilas proposed to ban commercial fishing in
lakes, Kaunas and the Curonian Lagoons from 2013. Then, massively, without
arguments, the contempt of the fishermen-entrepreneurs has begun, and it was
announced that fishermen-entrepreneurs had obliterated water bodies, that
they obstruct amateur-fishermen, and stage water bodies with nets. WE NOTE
that at that time the fishing activity was carried out in approximately 60
Commercial Fishing is regulated by the Law on Fisheries of the Republic of
Lithuania. Article 2(30) thereof defines commercial fishing as fishing using
commercial fishing gear in accordance with the established procedure.
Article 6(1) prescribes the following: ‘Regulatory measures for fishing
activity shall be established and applied on the basis of fisheries research
data’. Article 14(1) lays down that commercial fishing shall only be allowed
in private inland water bodies and water bodies exceeding 200 hectares. His
In February 2020, the President of the European Council of Leaders, Charlie
Michel, made a proposal to take into account the decrease in the population
of Lithuania and to compensate it in some way. In 1990, 3.7 million people
lived in Lithuania; in 2003 - 3.5; in 2011 - 3.2; in 2019 - 2.8. Lithuania
is relatively a leader (about 25%) in Europe, and perhaps worldwide, as a
result of people moving abroad. IT IS TO BE BELIEVED that the Presidency,
the Seimas, the Government and politicians are the guiltiest for the mass
moving abroad of people from Lithuania.
IT IS BELIEVED THAT it will be a premium to Lithuanian leaders and
politicians for the destruction of Lithuania and to rich men for their
ability to get richer.