Nofima reports

Rapport/Report 62/2016 - English summary

Isaksen, John Roald

Publication details

Publisher: Nofima AS

Issue: 62/2016

Number of pages: 7

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 978-82-8296-466-1

Open Access: green


In this project, “fjord lines” has been under scrutiny; a regulatory scheme originally introduced in order to protect coastal cod from too high fishing pressure. Over the years, this regulatory scheme has been added further regulatory considerations. We analyse how this regulation scheme affects different actors in the fisheries industry. We study two distinct cases – distinct with respect to area and gear use – where fjord lines are used with different purposes: the seine fishery for saithe in the Varangerfjord (East Finnmark) and the exemption for the seine fishery for herring in North of Nordland and in Troms in the period from September¬ throughout April. Moreover, we develop a model for evaluating area-based regulations. Findings are highlighted with respect to the different cases and the methodological challenges.