The government is establishing Norway’s largest protected area at sea – NRK Troms and Finnmark

A total of 1322 square kilometers of sea in the municipalities Alta, Hasvik and Loppa must be protected. It will thus be Norway’s largest protected area at sea. It was originally proposed to protect an area of ​​3045 square kilometers. Following input from municipalities and the business community, this has been reduced. HAPPY: Minister of … Read more

The government has decided that foreigners lose the right to vote in Svalbard: – People think it’s crazy – NRK Troms and Finnmark

More than 700 people, of Svalbard’s 2,500 inhabitants, have been affected by the Government’s decision. If they have not lived on the Norwegian mainland for three years, they can thus not run for local government. Or vote in the next election. – Can you call it a democracy – when so many fall away? Swedish … Read more

The polar bears on Svalbard are disturbed around the clock by tourists. Police investigations have now been started – NRK Troms and Finnmark

A tour operator on Svalbard is under investigation by the police, because it is suspected that the company has violated the Svalbard Environmental Protection Act’s provisions on polar bears. Recently, the Governor has received several reports that the company may have illegally sought out polar bears during boat trips on Svalbard. Therefore, an investigation has … Read more

Woman beating police officer with kebab – gets 40 hours of community service – NRK Troms and Finnmark

A verdict from Nord-Troms and Senja District Court states that the woman in her 20s is sentenced to 40 hours of community service, or alternatively 18 days in prison. The incident for which the woman has been convicted took place in February this year outside a fast food restaurant in the center of Tromsø. Police … Read more

Suspicious death in Kåfjord – one person arrested – NRK Troms and Finnmark

– The cause of death is unclear, and the circumstances surrounding the finding of the deceased mean that the police have chosen to treat the case as a suspicious death, the police write in a press release on Monday morning. They are now working on various investigations to map the time of death and cause … Read more

Breathes relieved that the Russians can continue to dock – NRK Troms and Finnmark

– It’s good for us. This is great news. I feared the worst, says chief shop steward Rainer Ingebrigtsen at the shipyard Kimek. A large part of the turnover for the shipyard in Kirkenes comes from Russian fishing boats. The employees today are therefore breathing a sigh of relief. The Russian fishing boats are not … Read more

Norway and EU agree on fishing in the fisheries protection zone off Svalbard and in the northern waters – NRK Troms and Finnmark

Last year, Prime Minister Erna Solberg slammed the EU on its own has set fishing quotas in the protection zone around Svalbard. Norway threatened with severe sanctions. The EU accused Norway of discrimination in the fish-rich sea area off Svalbard last year. Norway and the EU have now reached an understanding on fishing in the … Read more

Farming takes up a larger share of the sea areas than before – Norway is increasing the most – NRK Troms and Finnmark

The Institute of Marine Research and the University of Melbourne have mapped farming in countries that produce seafood. Norway stands out. No other country has a larger increase in the area used by the fish farms. While other seafood nations such as Chile and Scotland have an increase of between 30 and 80 percent, the … Read more

Woman died in snowmobile accident on Svalbard – NRK Troms and Finnmark

The governor’s helicopter was sent out to the accident at 15, writes Svalbardposten. – What we now want to go out with is that there has been a serious snowmobile accident. The person who drove the snowmobile has subsequently been confirmed dead, says Chief of Staff Kjell Arne Lundin to the newspaper. According to Lundin, … Read more