Statutory guidance

Real Time Closure (RTC) in the Norwegian Economic Zone

This closure has been put in place by the Directorate of Fisheries in Norway for the protection of juvenile cod, haddock, saithe and whiting. *Amended Thursday 14 May 2015*

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Norway Economic Zone Real Time Closure (RTC) notification

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Real Time Closure (RTC) enlargement notification

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Details

The Directorate of Fisheries in Norway has informed industry of an enlargement to a closure in the Norwegian Economic Zone of the North Sea, formed by the co-ordinates in the table below. This is closed from 00:01 hours on 13 May 2015 to 23:59 on 26 May 2015.

Point Latitude Longitude
One 57°30´ N 004°46´E
Two 57°30´ N 004°05´E
Three 57°41´ N 004°46´E
Four 57°53´ N 004°05´E
Five 57°53´ N 004°10´E
Six 57°41´ N 004°46´E

This area is closed for all fishing gears other than pelagic trawls targeting pelagic species, purse seines, driftnets and jiggers targeting herring, mackerel, horse mackerel, gillnets with a mesh size of 120 mm and above and pots. Within the closed area fishing with shrimp trawl is also allowed if a sorting grid is installed in the trawl and if a collection bag is not mounted.

Published 12 May 2015
Last updated 14 May 2015 + show all updates
  1. Closed area enlarged - 14 May 2015
  2. First published.