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Decree No. 1513 of 2008 to prohibit fishing for Greenland halibut in the territorial waters and inner waters of Svalbard in 2009.

Type of law

This Decree completely prohibits for the year 2009 the fishing of Greenland halibut as main catch in the inner waters and territorial waters. It applies to Norwegian and foreign commercial fishing vessels of any type and support vessels including vessels for experimental fishing and exploration. 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 behaviour, shall be punished in accordance with section 11 of the Svalbard Act of 1925 and sections 61 and 64 of the Marine Living Resources Act. Assistance in fishing or attempt to fish shall be regarded as fishing.
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Entry into force notes
Remains in force during the whole year 2009.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Forskrift om forbud mot fiske bl kveite i Svalbards territorialfarvann og indre farvann i 2009.