Nofima reports

Rapport/Report 29/2015 English summary

Solås, Ann-Magnhild; Hersoug, Bjørn; Andreassen, Otto; Tveterås, Ragnar; Osmundsen, Tonje; Sørgård, Bjørn; Karlsen, Kine Mari; Asche, Frank; Robertsen, Roy

Publication details

Publisher: Nofima AS

Issue: 29/2015

Number of pages: 57

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 978-82-8296-312-1

Open Access: green


This is the first report from the project “Impacts of the legal framework on the aquaculture industry – simplification of regulations”, funded by The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF). The project is designed to investigate how scientific knowledge and political objectives have shaped the design and implementation of the legal framework, and to suggest possible improvements and simplifications of the regulatory regime. In this report, we provide an overview of the administrative set-up, the most important rules and regulations, and other components of the governance system, such as licenses and local spatial plans. We identify obstacles and challenges concerning the existing regulatory system, and suggest improvements when it comes to both organization and practices.