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Laws and regulations

Photo: The Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs.

This article gives an overview of the legal framework for aquaculture operations, inclduing the Aquaculture Act,the Food Act and the The Animal Welfare Act. Read more

Photo: Marine Harvest.

Engaging in aquaculture and sea ranching activities in Norway requires a licence and an aquaculture site. An aquaculture licence is a set of rights and obligations for the holder of the licence. Read more

Fish in net cage. 
Photo: The Norwegian Seafood Export Council.

This document presents the Aquaculture Act, its background and main content.The Aquaculture Act entered into force 1st January 2006. A brief introduction of the aquaculture industry and details of some elements in the Act are included. Read more