Nofima reports

Rapport/Report 9/2009 English summary

Isaksen, John Roald; Hermansen, Øystein

Publication details

Publisher: Nofima AS

Issue: 9/2009

Number of pages: 130

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 978-82-7251-673-3

Open Access: green


This report maps the potential effects from a withdrawal of the mineral oil tax reimbursement scheme for the Norwegian fishing fleet. Since 1988, the fishing fleet has been refunded the CO2- and/or basis-tax charged to mineral gas oil, upon application. Now, the Government considers removing this arrangement in order to encourage reduced environmental emissions. We find that the effect of a removal will differ between groups of vessels, depending on their ability to refuel abroad – “tax free”. Further, we anticipate only minor reductions of GHG-emissions if tax is levied on the fleet’s fuel consumption in Norwegian waters.