Fairways are indicated through the Regulation dated 30 November 2009, no. 1477 (Regulation on fairways). The entire coast of Norway is currently covered by a standardised reference system of various fairway categories. The fairway structure includes the network of maritime transport arteries and is a national geographical reference system for measures within administration, planning, development and operational activities in the coastal zone. More about the fairway structure: http://www.kystverket.no/Maritim-infrastruktur/Farleder /Farledsstrukturen/ The dataset shows the extent of the main and secondary watercourses in terms of area.
The fairway dataset describes where the Norwegian Coastal Administration's main areas of interest are on the coast, and it is important for important for the Norwegian Coastal Administration to ensure that the network of fairways is taken into account during planning and administration in coastal areas. The areas show the extent of the main and secondary watercourses in terms of area.