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Regulation No. 320 on fishing for Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in 2023.

Type of law

The present Regulation, adopted by the Norwegian Fisheries Directorate, lays down rules for fishing for Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in 2023. It establishes a total allowable catch of 383 tonnes for Norwegian vessels with fishing authorization in Norway's territorial waters and economic zone, the fishing area around Jan Mayen, and the protected fishing area around Svalbard. This is allocated as indicated in article 2, between bycatch, tag-and-release fisheries, recreational fishing, and experimental fishing. The Regulation further lays down rules concerning seasons for different types of fishing categories; authorization for vessels fishing with nets; small-scale fisheries; requirements for different types of fisheries; the use of observers from the Regional Observer Program (RoP) to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT); reporting obligations; a general transshipment prohibition; the mandatory nature of the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas; etc.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
9 March 2023 - 31 December 2023.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
FOR-2023-03-09-320: Forskrift om regulering av fisket etter makrellst rje (Thunnus thynnus) i 2023.