The Governor is imposing restrictions on motor traffic on sea ice in Billefjorden, Tempelfjorden and Rindersbukta.
- The total burden on the environment in these areas has increased as a result of the traffic. We regard this as a necessary measure to protect seals and polar bears in a particularly vulnerable phase, says Head of Environment Protection Morten Wedege.
The restrictions are introduced with immediate effect. The Governor emphasises that anyone travelling on sea ice has an individual responsibility to ensure that the sea ice is safe and navigable.
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