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Decree No. 1357 of 2002 to prohibit fishing for Greenland halibut in the fisheries protection zones of Svalbard in 2003.

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This Decree applies to Norwegian and foreign commercial fishing vessels of any type and support vessels including vessels for experimental fishing and exploration. It completely prohibits the fishing for Greenland halibut as main catch in the areas defined in Decree No. 6 of 1977 concerning fish protection zones of Svalbard in 20023 Section 3 allows for 12 percent bycatch in single catches and 7 percent mix of Greenland halibut in fishing for other species. Infringement, caused by either intentional or negligent behavior, shall be punished in accordance with sections 8 and 9 of Act No. 91 of 1976 relating to the Norwegian economic zone. Assistance in fishing or attempt to fish shall be regarded as fishing. (5 sections)
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Entry into force notes
Remains in force during the whole year 2003.
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