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Russian fishing vessels with over 500 gross tonnages are only permitted to access the ports of Tromsø, Kirkenes, and Båtsfjord. These ships will be subject to inspection. In addition, the police will have a more visible presence and will conduct more patrols in the three ports concerned.

“We are seeking to ensure that Norway is not used as a transit country for the illegal transport of goods to Russia through Norwegian ports. For this reason, we are tightening restrictions and strengthening control measures relating to Russian fishing vessels. We are prepared to implement even stricter measures if necessary,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt.

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“The rapid entry into force of these restrictions is important. The police will continue to carry out their tasks. Also, provide support to other authorities. In part through a greater presence and more patrols in the relevant areas,” said Minister of Justice and Public Security Emilie Enger Mehl.

Russian fishing vessels that are docked at Norwegian shipyards will be allowed to remain so that maintenance work can be completed. Shipyard services must, however, comply with the sanctions legislation in force at all times. Shipyards should consult the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to clarify the situation regarding any Russian fishing vessels in their docks.

“It is very important that the individual port and quay operators take steps to enable the control authorities to carry out inspections as effectively as possible,” said Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Policy Bjørnar Skjæran.

Port operators must also direct vessels to designated terminals/quays for inspection. Moreover, to ensure that the vessels do not remain docked for longer than necessary.

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