Everyone who fishes anadromous salmonids is obliged to send a written statement of the catch for use the official statistics.
When fishing for anadromous salmonids in watercourses, the reporting obligation is imposed to the the rights holders. The fisherman, for his part, is obliged to give an account of the catch to the licensee.
The licensees, in the form of joint management or the river owners’ association, shall, unsolicited within two weeks after the last fishing day, send a statement of the catch in the watercourse to Statsforvalteren. As a general rule, watercourses that fail to report catches shall not be opened to fishing, cf. regulations on gear etc. for salmon fishing § 1.