Sea angling in Norway
You are welcome to fish for free in Norwegian sea waters, provided that you follow a set of simple rules:
- You may only use handheld tackle when fishing in the sea. You can not use nets, pots, traps or lines for fishing.
- Export quota: From 1 January 2018, new rules apply to how much fish can be taken from Norway as a recreational fisher. Basically you can bring 10 kilos of fish or fish products when you leave the country, but if you have been fishing from of a registered tourist fishing camp you can bring up to 20 kilos of fish or fish products. An export quota is valid for 7 days, which means that you have to wait seven days before you can take a new export quota out of the country.
- You must keep a distance of more than 100 metres from the closest fish farm when fishing. All boat traffic shall keep a distance of at least 20 metres from fish farms and moorings for fish farms.
- You are not permitted to sell the fish you catch.
- Comply with the regulations for minimum size of fish
Minimum sizes for salt water fish
Minimum size has been implemented on selected species. The objective is to allow small fish to survive so that they can mature enough to reproduce. If you catch a fish which is smaller than the minimum size, you must wet your hands with sea water and carefully free the fish from the fishing tackle and release it back to the sea.
If the fish is dead or not capable of surviving, you can keep it to eat. In order to avoid catching a number of fish under the minimum size, you are adviced to move to a new fishing area or try using larger fish hooks.
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