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Regulation No. 1423 on fishing in 2012 by Russian flagged-vessels in the economic and fishery zone around Jan Mayen.

Type of law

The Regulations applies to foreign fishing in Norwegian marine waters and sets guidance on fishing activities by Russian vessels in the Norwegian economic and fishing zones around Jan Mayen - located between 12 and 200 nautical miles from the Norwegian coast. Although Russian ships are banned from fishing in these marine areas, they are only permitted to fish for limited quantities of cod, haddock, capelin, halibut, sebastes marinus and sebastes mentella (as bycatch), saithe, catfish and spring-spawning herring. The quota shall also apply to the fishery zone around Jan Mayen, where 3 000 tons of other species can be cought as bycatch; up to 8 000 tons of quota for pollock may be fished. Remaining quantities may be caught as bycatch when fishing for cod and haddock with a max. of 5% for each catch of fishing for herring.
In specific coordinates in the Norwegian economic zones, it is not permitted to fish with trawl mesh for silver smelt and blue whiting with small-meshed trawls.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
Entry into force on 1 January 2012. It shall be in force until 31 December 2012.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
FOR 2011-12-20 nr 1423: Forskrift om regulering av fisket med fart y som f rer russisk flagg i Norges konomiske sone og fiskerisonen ved Jan Mayen i 2012.