Jasper Pääkkönen's Ambassador Profile
Fly Fishing Ambassador
First and foremost a fly fisherman and a fish activist, Jasper is also one of Finland’s most recognizable film actors—an asset he does not hesitate to use to bring attention to critical fish-related issues in his home country. Many of Jasper's public campaigns have led to concrete changes in Finland's fishing laws and regulations.
- Fisherman of the Year 2012 awarded by Finland's Minister of Environment Ville Niinistö
- Arranged two conservation seminars held at Finland's Parliament in 2013 and 2014 and acted as chairman alongside Finland's Minister of Development Pekka Haavisto
- Received an award and official recognition for his fisheries conservation from the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation (FANC)
- Winner, Jussi Awards, Best Actor, Heart of a lion (2013)