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Decree No. 12 of 1989 to regulate fishing for queen scallops (Clamys Islandica) in the fish protection zones of Svalbard.

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Date of original text

This Decree prohibits the fishing for queen scallops in protected areas of which the coordinates are specified in the same article. The Director of fisheries may grant exemptions on the prohibition. It is in general forbidden to have on board scallops which measure less than 60 mm. The amount of undersized scallops may not exceed 10 percent of the total amount on board after the shells have been passed through the sorting installation. Participating vessels may be ordered to take biological tests for scientific purposes or to report on the place of taking of queen scallops in accordance with specifications of the Directorate of Fisheries. (4 sections)
Date of consolidation/reprint
Consolidated version of Decree No. 12 of 1989 as at 14 February 2008 and amended last by Decree No. 1126 of 1999.Implements also the Royal Decree on Fish Protection Zones around Svalbard.
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
Forskrift om regulering av fangst av haneskjell (Chlamys Islandica) i fiskevernsonen ved Svalbard.