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Decree No. 446 of 1997 to regulate fishing for shrimps by vessels of the Russian Federation in fishery protection zones around Svalbard.

Type of law
Date of original text

Maximum 102 vessels flying the flag of the Russian Federation shall have access to shrimp fishing in the fisheries protection zones around Svalbard. Also the total of vessels fishing for shrimp in the fisheries protection zones around Svalbard and the territorial waters and inner waters of Svalbard combined shall not be more than 102 (sect. 1). Section 1 allows the vessels to fish for a total of 3.256 days per calendar year in all the fishing areas combined. The vessels which participate in shrimp fishing shall first register with the Directorate of Fisheries through notification. The Directorate may issue further directions regarding registration (sect. 2). Infringements of the provisions of the present Decree shall be punished in accordance with sections 8 and 9 of Act No. 91 of 1976 establishing the Norwegian Economic Zone.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Consolidated version of Decree No. 446 of 1997 as amended last by Decree No. 1006 of 2005.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Forskrift om fiske etter reker med fart y fra Russland i fiskevernsonen ved Svalbard.