The Norwegian government is placing new limits on the ability of Russian fishing vessels to dock at Norwegian ports as it ramps up security after a suspected sabotage attack on the Nord Stream gas pipelines in the neighboring Baltic Sea.

Russian fishing boats will now only be allowed to dock at three of Norway's several dozen ports and will be subject security checks when they do, IntraFish sister publication Fiskeribladet reported.

There have been calls in Norway for a total ban on Russian vessels entering the Scandinavian nation's ports, but officials want to ensure the joint management of fish stocks and prevent the smuggling of sanctioned goods back to Russia.