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Tankar´s first set of harbour regulations 1726

His Royal Majesty’s Revised Harbour Regulations
Issued in the Council Chamber in Stockholm on the 1st of March 1726

We have perceived it to be necessary/and thus mercifully decree/ that in each established Fishing Community there shall be a harbour authority/ and it shall be comprised of the following persons/namely: A harbour pilot/ to whom shall be entrusted supervision and leadership, and 3 authority members from among the most senior and sensible members of the council/whom the Fishing Community itself is entitled to nominate.



Should any man intentionally damage another’s vessel/or its equipment/Seine/ Nets or any other fi shing equipment or take another’s vessel or equipment without Permission or Hire/then he is to pay three Marks and to repair the damage.


§14. Whoever goes by evening to the harbour rock in a drunken state or otherwise/and shouts a great deal and inappropriately/cursing/ yelling or bellowing/throws beams or stones or produces noise which is a nuisance to others/then the fi rst time he is to pay six Marks/ double that on the second and third occasions/but if he should do so again/he will be banished from the harbour; if any damage is occasioned then it is to be set right in accordance with the law.


§16. If a storm and rough weather arise/then each is to assist one another/in reaching harbour with their fi sh and equipment/for which he shall be thankful to the mercy of God and to his fellow men.


§18. All fi sh/which is taken by barrel or fi rkin from the Fishing place to be sold in a Land or Sea town/ is to be packed in a round form, and the Owner’s mark be placed thereon; otherwise/the catch is to be confi scated/ in the place where it is encountered.


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