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Fishing and safety at sea

Updated: 08.06.2015

By using recreational boats for fishing and outdoor activities in Norway you can experience some of the most beautiful sights and scenery Norway has to offer. However, it is important that you know about the risk factors and the rules.

Foto © Kjell Ove Storvik

Respect for nature and its immense power is rule number one.

Each year, an average of 33 people die in boating accidents in Norway. Around 10 percent of these fatalities are related to foreign tourists. Many of these accidents could have been avoided if the recreational-boat users had shown greater respect for the dangers and been better prepared.

Read more in the brochure from the Norwegian Maritime Authority and the Directorate of Fisheries.