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Act No. 79 of 2005 relating to aquaculture (Aquaculture Act).
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Countries: Norway
Regions: Europe;North-East Atlantic;Northern Europe;North Atlantic;North Sea;EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA
Date of original Text: 17/06/2005
Date of Consolidation: 03/03/2011
Entry into Force: The Act entered into force on 1 January 2006.
Source: The English version is a translation of the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries of 24 April 2006.
Amended by: LEX-FAOC125200 Act amending the Aquaculture Act (No. 74 of 2013). 21/06/2013
Amended by: LEX-FAOC082017 Marine Living Resources Act. 19/06/2015
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC047329 Decree No. 1490 of 2003 relative to technical standard requirements for plants and equipment used in fish breeding. 28/12/2005
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC066429 Decree No. 1798 of 2004 relative to authorizations for the breeding of salmon, trout and rainbow trout (Salmon Allocation Decree). 08/04/2008
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC067130 Decree No. 1706 of 2005 concerning the Aquaculture Register. 14/02/2007
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC076336 Decree No. 361 of 2007 relative to consequences upon breach of provisions of the Act relating to aquaculture. 06/07/2007
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC076390 Decree No. 1799 relative to authorizations for the breeding of fish species other than salmon, trout and rainbow trout. 23/03/2007
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC086668 Decree No. 298 of 2009 relative to authorizations for the breeding of salmon, trout and rainbow trout in 2009. 12/03/2009
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC089961 Decree No. 961 of 2008 relative to special requirements for aquaculture-related activities in national salmon watercourses and national salmon fjords. 22/06/2009
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC100622 Decree No. 1267 of 2009 relative to special measures in single areas for aquaculture-related activities. 03/12/2009
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC101041 Decree No. 708 relative to coordination and time frames for the handling of aquaculture applications. 18/05/2010
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC125729 Regulation No. 809 on the distribution and control of production capacity in permit for salmon, trout and rainbow trout marine-fishing. 01/07/2013
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC131082 Regulation No. 1675 on sanctions, sanctions for contravention of the Aquaculture Act. 20/12/2013
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC144396 Regulation No. 89 on joint responsibility for escaped farmed fish. 05/02/2015
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC102941 Decree No. 266 of 2011 to increase of maximum allowable biomass in relation with authorized aquaculture of salmon, trout and seatrout in Finnmark and Troms. 08/03/2011
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC076392 Decree No. 1785 of 2004 relative to the operation of aquaculture installations. 14/06/2007
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC082122 Decree No. 822 of 2008 relative to the operation of aquaculture installations. 17/06/2008
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC115470 Order No. 1413 amending the Order on fish farm operations (aquaculture operations regulations). 20/12/2011
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC125725 Regulation No. 754 on license granting for aquaculture fishing of salmon, trout and rainbow trout in seawater in 2013. 24/06/2013
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC143997 Regulation No. 1831 on capture-based aquaculture. 15/12/2014
Repeals: LEX-FAOC002027 Act No. 68 of 1985 relating to the breeding of fish, shellfish and related matters. 15/06/2001
Repeals: LEX-FAOC031699 Act No. 118 of 2000 relative sea ranching. 18/12/2000
Related Web Site: www.lovdata.no
Type of Text: Legislation
Abstract: This Act establishes a regulatory framework for the aquaculture industry in inland waters and marine waters including the territorial sea, the EEZ and the Continental shelf of Norway. The Act consists of 34 sections divided into 8 Chapters.The Ministry may grant a licence ("aquaculture licence") for the production of specific species in limited geographic areas (sites) subject to prescribed restrictions attached to the licence. The Act specifies the conditions on which a licence may be granted. Allocation of aquaculture licences for salmon, trout and rainbow trout shall be subject to specific Regulations to be issued by the Ministry.The Act further: (a) lays down requirements of environmental sustainability of aquaculture operations, including the obligation to restore the aquaculture site and adjoining areas if the production is discontinued; (b) defines the relationship of licensed aquaculture operations to land-use plans and nature or cultural heritage conservation measures; (c); provides for the registration, transfer and mortgaging of aquaculture licences; (d) provides for administrative control and supervision; and (e) defines sanctions for the contravention of provisions of this Act or prescribed pursuant to this Act.
Comment: Consolidated version in Norwegian of Act No. 79 of 2005 as at 3 March 2011 and amended last by Act No. 136 of 2009.The production of anadromous salmonids and fresh-water fish for cultivation purposes is regulated by the Act of 15 May 1992 No. 47 relating to salmonids and fresh-water fish etc.This Act does not apply to Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
Main subjects: Environnment gen.
Main subjects: Fisheries