The EEA Agreement does not cover the management of Norwegian fisheries resources. The co-operation on resource management between Norway and the EU is based on bilateral agreements. Trade in fish and fish products, however, is mainly regulated through Protocol 9 to the EEA Agreement, in addition to bilateral agreements.

Protocol 9 stipulates the provisions and arrangements which apply to trade in fish and other marine products. The protocol covers a number of important areas within the fisheries sector, even though the EFTA States neither take over the Community legislation in this field nor the Common Fisheries Policy. Trade in fish and seafood products is in many cases preferential. Through protocol 9 tariffs on some products are abolished, others are reduced, and some remain non-preferential.

For more information, see Fisheries under Agriculture and Fisheries

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