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Order No. 1405 on Fishing Regulation in 2013 and certain fishery conditions in 2014.

Type of law

The Order sets regulations for 2013 and 2014 with regard to commercial fishing activities in Denmark. Regardless of where fishing occurs, vessel owners must comply with current provisions for fishing activities in adherence to EU regulations on conservation of fishery resources. Vessels are subject to authorization for operating based on size, fishing methods and gear. The allowable catch quota assigned for various fishing areas include all fish species (salmon quota is based on number thereof and not weight). Trans-shipment of catch may only take place after prior permission from the Danish Agri-Fish Agency and application should include all information pertaining the fishing vessel. Shares and amounts of the quota allocated to the Fish Fund in 2013 are specified in article 54, and shall apply from 1 January 2013 in accordance to yearly volumes from vessels which have increased quota concessions last year (art. 55).
The Order consists of 24 Chapters and 18 Appendices: General regulation (1); General limitations (2); Vessel classification and other forms of regulation (3); General rules for allocation on the basis of quota shares (FKA and IOK) and transfer of yearly volume (4); Purpose of composition of the Fish Fund, ration-fishing for FKA types and vessels (5); Special arrangement for coastal fishery (6); First-time establishment of FKA vessels or IOK-industry types (7); Exchange of yearly quota volume within IOK and FKA (8); Transfer of FKA (9); Pool fishing (10); Common provisions for IOK fishery (11); Mackerel in North Sea, Skagerrak, Kattegat, the Baltic Sea and in Norwegian waters north of 62 N (12); Herring in the North Sea, Skagerrak, Kattegat and Atlantic Ocean herring (13); Sandeel in EU waters in the North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat, Norwegian zone in the North Sea, blue whiting in Faroese zone, horse mackerel in ICES areas IIa, IVa, Vb, VI, VIIa-c, and VIIe-k, VIIIa, b, d and e, XII and XIV, Capros aper in EU waters and international waters of ICES zones VI, VII and VIII and Trisopterus esmarki in the North Sea (EU waters), Skagerrak and Kattegat (14); Industrial fishery (15); Ration fishery (16); General regulations (17); KW-days in connection with the recovery of certain stocks in ICES zone IIIa, IC, VIa, VIIa, and VII although in EU waters within IIa and Vb areas (18); KW Fund (19); Allocation of KW for first-time established entities which have been granted FKA or IOK loans (20); Transmission of KW to other vessels in relation to fishery between 1 February 2013 and 31 January 2014 (21); Maximum capacity of KW for vessels authorized to fish in a target area (kW-ceiling)(22); Fisheries regulated by quotas (23); Control provisions, appeals, penalties etc. (24).
Appendix 1 - North Sea, English Channel, Skagerrak, Kattegat, Baltic Sea and Belts Waters under ICES sub-areas.
Appendix 2 - Application for authorization and withdrawal of permit.
Appendix 3 Permits.
Appendix 4 - Conversion factors for calculation of quantities.
Appendix 5a - Notification of arrival and unloading.
Appendix 5b - Notification of entry and leaving of waters.
Appendix 6 - Communications on new fishing rules and conditions.
Appendix 7 - Fish species which are prohibited to be discarded if legally landed.
Appendix 8 - Information to Danish Agri-Fish Agency in connection with the transfer of IOK shares and yearly volumes.
Appendix 9 - Information to Danish Agri-Fish Agency in connection with the transfer of FKA and yearly volume for certain species.
Appendix 10 - Landing of cod, hake, herring, mackerel and horse mackerel in certain designated harbours.
Appendix 11 - List of deep-sea species.
Appendix 12 - Distribution percentage of individual quota for net- or trawl-vessels with a FKA loan on calculation basis for each vessel.
Appendix 13 - Trawl- and/or other towing fishing equipment in the Kattegat.
Appendix 14 - Requirements for selected bags used when fishing by trawls and/or other towing equipment in the Kattegat, and with a mesh size of 90 mm or more (article 35, section 2).
Appendix 15 - Conditions for selective equipment to be applied when trawl- or/and other fishing method in Skagerrak.
Appendix 16 - Notification to the Danish Agri-Fish Agency in connection with transfer of KW-days.
Appendix 17 - (Maximum rates on property and quota concessions).
Appendix 18 - Table of Contents.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
1 January 2013.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om regulering af fiskeriet i 2013 og visse vilk r for fiskeriet i f lgende r.