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Regulation No. 1507 on ban on fishing and hunting basking shark, spiny dogfish, porbeagle and silky sharks.

Type of law

The Document establishes the prohibition to fish and land basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus), spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias), porbeagle (Lamnes nasus) and silk shark (Carcharhinus falciformis), and the prohibition of cutting fins of basking sharks and porbeagle before the landing of their catch. This regulation applies to both commercial and leisure fishery in internal waters, territorial sea, economic zone and the high seas in ICES areas I-XIV. For foreign fishing, the regulations apply to fishery in internal waters, territorial sea, economic zone, fishery zone around Jan Mayen, fishery protection zone around Svalbard and the territorial sea. Should any fishing vessel bycatch basking shark, porbeagle or silkehai when fishing for other species shall be returned in the sea. Norwegian vessels fishing with nets and long lines are authorized to a maximum of 15% capture of spiny dogfish between 1 January and 30 June and between 1 July and 31 December (art. 3). All catches must be duly reported. Legal fishing implements Regulation No. 57 of 22 January 2003 No. 57.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
1 January 2014.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Forskrift om forbud mot fiske og fangst av brugde, pigghaa, haabrann og silkehai.