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Continental Shelf Act (No. 1101 of 2005).

Country/Territory
Denmark
Document type
Legislation
Date
1979 (2005)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Fisheries, Sea, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Marine pollution Continental shelf Marine fisheries Authorization/permit Fishing authorization Fishery management and conservation Maritime zone Sovereignty Hunting/capture
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

Natural resources of the Continental Shelf belong to the State of Denmark and may be subject to exploration and exploitation after upon permission or approval (sect. 1). "Natural resources" include living organisms, which are fixed to or in steady contact with the seabed. The Minister of Trade may approve exploitation for natural resources, whereas fishery activities including exploration for fish resources require a permit of the Minister of Fisheries (sect. 2). Other provisions of section 2 specify powers of the Minister for the Environment. Various Acts do not apply to installations in the Security Zone, including the Fisheries Act, the Act relative to Hunting, the Act relative to hunting and freshwater fisheries in Greenland, and the Act regulating fishing, hunting and whaling for commercial purposes.

Full text
English/Danish
Website
www.retsinfo.dk

References - Legislation

Implements

Council Directive 97/11/EC amending Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment.

Legislation | European Union | 1997

Keyword: EIA, Authorization/permit, Land-use planning, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amends

Royal Decree concerning the exercise of Danish sovereignty over the Continental Shelf.

Legislation | Denmark | 1963

Keyword: Maritime zone, Continental shelf, Sovereignty

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Order No. 684 on EIA, impact assessment of international conservation areas and protection of certain species in offshore projects related to research and abstraction of hydrocarbon storage, laying of underground pipelines.

Legislation | Denmark | 2011

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Biofuel, EIA, Energy conservation/energy production, Natural gas, Oil, Policy/planning, Transport/storage, Continental shelf, Maritime zone

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 11 on the identification and notification of European Critical Infrastructure in the energy sector and assessment of better protection thereof (EPCIP Directive).

Legislation | Denmark | 2011

Keyword: Energy conservation/energy production, Oil, Transport/storage, Natural gas, Policy/planning, Inspection, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1419 on VVM impact assessment on international nature protection areas and protection of certain species of exploration and production of hydrocarbons, underground storage, pipelines offshore.

Legislation | Denmark | 2015

Keyword: Protection of habitats, Marine pollution, Mining, Exploration, Transport/storage, Continental shelf, Marine protected areas, Deep sea bed, Territorial sea, Protected area, Maritime zone

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Executive Order No. 602 on the tasks and powers of the Danish Fisheries Agency.

Legislation | Denmark | 2020

Keyword: Institution, Governance, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Act amending the Danish subsoil exploitation Act, the Electricity Supply Act, the Coastal Protection Act, other harbor acts etc. (No. 548 of 2007).

Legislation | Denmark | 2007

Keyword: Pollution control, Enforcement/compliance, Management/conservation, Continental shelf, Maritime zone

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1400 on amending various Acts related to the Ministry of Climate and Energy sectors.

Legislation | Denmark | 2008

Keyword: Energy conservation/energy production, Registration, Climate change

Source: FAO, FAOLEX