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Act No. 47 of 1992 relative to Salmonids and fresh-water fish and related matters.

Type of law
Date of original text

This Act makes provision for the management and conservation of freshwater fish resources and its main aim is to keep fish stocks at a "natural" level.
The Act consists of 50 sections, divided into 12 Chapters, which provide, among other things, for the regulation of: Protection and improvement of fish stocks and biotopes (watercourse development, control of import, re-population, stock enhancement, screens, fish ladders etc; secs. 7-15); Fishing rights (right of landowners, free fishing, fishing on local common land, on government property and on municipal property); Organization and management of watercourses (public funds, order to sell fishing licences, stock enhancement; secs. 25-28); Fishing fund, fees, financing (sects. 29-30); Fishing, open season, use of gear (sects. 33-41).
Section 12 provides for measures in circumstance of acute crises such as serious pollution.
Date of consolidation/reprint
The Norwegian text is a consolidated version of Act No. 47 of 1992 as at 3 March 2011 and amended last by Act No. 100 of 2009.The Act of 6 March 1964 relating to salmon and freshwater fisheries is repealed.
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Legislation status
in force
Legislation Amendment
Original title
Lov om laksefisk og innlandsfisk m.v.
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