Purse seine with herring. Photo: Scanfishphoto
The Marine Resources Act
The purpose of this Act is to ensure sustainable and economically profitable management of wild living marine resources and genetic material derived from them, and to promote employment and settlement in Norway's coastal communities.
The Marine Resources Act of 6 June 2008 no. 37 is relating to the management of wild living marine resources. This Act applies to all harvesting and other utilisation of wild living marine resources and genetic material derived from them.
The wild living marine resources belong to the Norwegian society as a whole.
See the link to an abbreviation in English of The Marine Resources Act.