Reporting of lost fishing gear from commercial fisheries

Reporting of lost fishing gear is very important, and creates the basis for the Directorate of Fisheries’ annual retrieval survey. Through this arrangement, fishers have the opportunity to get their reported gear back after retrieval.

The Norwegian regulations

The Norwegian regulations on the practice of fishing in the sea, chapter 17, states that commercial fishers that lose fishing gear is obliged to perform a search. If the search is unsuccessful the loss shall be reported, with information about type and amount of gear and location, to the Coast Guard or through the Electronic logbooks.

Updated: 10.06.2020