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Decree No. 268 of 2009 to regulate hunting for minke whales in 2009.

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This Decree provides, among other things, for maximum allowable catch, open seasons, allocation of quotas, transfer of quotas, interruption of hunting, reporting and penalties. The Decree prohibits in principal the hunting of minke whales by Norwegian vessels. However, the total allowable catch for Norwegian vessels in the areas of the Norwegian Economic Zone, the Fisheries Zone of Jan Mayen and the Fisheries Zone of Svalbard for 2009 is fixed at 885 whales (750 for the EEZ, the fisheries protection zone of Svalbard and specified International Whaling Commission waters and 135 in the fisheries zone of Jan Mayen and international waters CM of the International Whaling Commission). The Director of Fisheries can stop fishing if the total allowable catch is reached. Hunting may take place from 1 April until 31 August. The Directorate of Fisheries may impose the duty to host an inspector or observer on board. Single catch quotas shall be fixed by the Director. (11 sections)
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in force
Legislation Amendment
Original title
Forskrift om regulering av fangst av v gehval i 2009.