Norway – EU fisheries agreement for 2006

Negotiations on annual fisheries agreement between Norway and the EU were concluded last week.

15/02/2006 :: On Friday 2 December, Norway and the European Union concluded the negotiations on a  bilateral fisheries agreement for 2006. The Parties agreed on  the fishing quotas for the seven joint fish stocks in the North Sea as well as on the exhange of quotas. They also  agreed on  a revised management plan for cod aiming at a higher long term yield.

During the negotiation, the issue of fisheries control was particularly highlighted  and the part of the  agreement pertaining to  control and enforcement was  further strengthened inter alia to include the combat against illegal, unregulated and unreported fisheries

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