Fishing regulations

Regulations for angling in the sea


There is no requirement for payment of a fishing fee or purchase of fishing licenses for recreational fishing with rod or hand line for saltwater fish. The same is true for sea fishing for sea trout, salmon and char.

Fishing tourism in Norway

Export restriction for fish and fish products.

From 1 June 2006 it is not allowed to carry more than 15 kg of fish or fish products per person from Norway. Fisheries authorities require all anglers must comply with applicable regulations on the minimum size of fish, such as it also applies to commercial fishermen.

The export restriction apply to both fish cleaned and processed products such as fish fillets. Regardless of export restriction, a fisherman in addition to the allowable amount bring a whole fish (as a trophy). The export restriction applies to everyone, including Norwegian citizens.