The freshwater fish administration
The County Governor has responsibility for the management of salmon and sea trout, as well as vulnerable populations of freshwater fish and fish in regulated lakes.
The County Governor collects catch reports for salmon and sea trout, registers participants in sea-salmon fishing and awards grants from the national fishing fund. Supervisory activities are important for safeguarding and improving fish stocks. The County Governor keeps in close touch with landowners and hunting and fishing clubs, as well as working closely with the police, the national nature surveillance agency (Statens Naturoppsyn, or SNO) and the Coastguard as part of the effort to monitor fisheries resources.
The Directorate for Nature Management is responsible for regulating fishing in rivers and the sea, and has drawn up regulations on fishing for salmon and sea trout.
The county council is responsible for inland fishing for non-threatened fish stocks in unregulated lakes. The county council is also responsible for granting fish farming licences.