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by Jan Oskar Engene, 28 April 2002
Approved on 7 September 1984.
Måsøy municipality is situated in Finnmark county.
As mentioned before, charges associated with the maritime are popular in Norwegian civic heraldry. Hence the many boats of various design found in arms and flags of municipalities along the coast. Some municipalities have tried to find a way to emphasize the importance of things maritime without having to resort to charging the shield with another boat. Måsøy is one such municipality. For its arms and flag it uses a gaff, a traditional tool consisting of a piece of wood with a metal hook at one end. The tool is used to secure the catch and haul it on board. The arms and flag were approved by Royal resolution dated 7 September 1984, in which the flag is described as "In red a yellow upright gaff set bendwise."
Jan Oskar Engene, 29 June 2002
Official blazon in Norwegian: "I rødt en gul klepp skrått oppad."
Blazoned in English: "Gules a gaff bendwise or."