Norwegian cold water prawns are fished by a coastal fleet of small vessels and by an offshore fleet that operates in the Barents Sea to the edge of the drift ice at the 81st parallel.
The Norwegian prawn fishery is regulated by effort control. Licenses are required for the Russian and Norwegian vessels, and third-country fleets operating in the Svalbard zone are regulated by the number of effective fishing days and the number of vessels by country. The minimum stretched mesh size is 35 mm. Separating panels prevent a by-catch of under-sized prawns, fish fry and small fish.
Supplementary information regarding Norwegian prawn management:
- Norwegian prawn management (fisheries.no)