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Environmental authorities carry out inspection visits to fur farms, and monitor compliance with the conditions in the environmental permit. Permit for fur farms include the obligation to submit reports, which are followed up by the authorities. If environmental permits are breached, the supervisory authority will take measures appropriate to the seriousness of the situation.
The third clause of the Environmental Protection Act "authorities and their tasks" defines the bodies responsible for protecting the environment and their functions.
The supervisory authorities under this law are the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (regional environment authority) and the municipal environment authority (Section 22 of the YSL).
Commitment to the Baltic Sea Action Group
In 2017 the Finnish Fur Breeders’ Association made a four-point commitment to the Baltic Sea Action Group, which promotes the welfare of the Baltic Sea. The purpose of the commitment is to develop methods for manure treatment of phosphorus rich manure from fur farms, and to initiate research projects in collaboration with different research institutes.
The first point of the commitment focuses on the harmonization of composting cooperatives, scheduled for implementation in 2019.
The second point of the commitment includes training courses to be arranged between 2018-2020, with a focus on reducing the environmental impact of fur farming nutrients and increasing knowledge of the Baltic Sea water and climate protection.
The third objective of the commitment is to develop and commercialize fur animal manure and its nutrients.
The fourth objective to find out if the zeolite used in animal nutrition increases nitrogen binding and reduces nitrogen emission.