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Decree No. 731 of 1996 to regulate fishing for shrimps by vessels of Greenland in fishery protection zones around Svalbard.

Type of law
Date of original text

This Decree allows maximum five vessels flying the flag of Greenland to 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 five (sect. 1). 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. The amendment of section 1 allows the vessels to fish for a total of 643 days per calendar year in all the fishing areas combined. The amendment of section 2 allows for the transfer of the right to participate of an admitted vessel to another registered vessel.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Decree No. 731 of 1996 as at 18 January 2008 and amended last by Decree No. 949 of 2005.
Source language


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