Freshwater ecosystems are home to a wide variety of organisms. However, there has been a significant decrease in their biodiversity globally due to, among other things, anthropogenic land use and extensive use of waterbodies.

This report, compiled by the University of Oulu, provides an overview of unimplemented river restoration plans, with a focus on restoring biodiversity and enhancing fish migration possibilities, from the Barents region. In this report, the found restoration plans, stream inventories and migration barrier inventories from the Finnish Barents region have been presented. Past and ongoing projects, as well as needs for restoration measures in the future in other Barents countries, Sweden and Norway, have also been reviewed.