The Community has three fisheries agreements with Norway, namely the bilateral, the trilateral and the neighbouring agreements. The bilateral arrangement covers the North Sea and the Atlantic, the trilateral agreement covers Skagerrak and Kattegat (Denmark, Sweden and Norway) and the neighbourhood arrangement covers the Swedish fishery in Norwegian waters of the North Sea.
Agreed record of fisheries consultations
21/05/2015 - Brussels
04/12/2014 - Clonakilty
- European Union and Norway for 2015 - North Sea [8 MB]
- European Union and Norway on the regulation of fisheries in Skagerrak and Kattegat for 2015 [2 MB]
- European Union, on behalf of Sweden, and Norway for 2015 [354 KB]
21/11/2014 - Bergen
- Norway and the European Union on the managment of mackerel in the North-East Atlantic for 2015 [926 KB]
- Norway and the European Union on a licence arrangement relating to vessels fishing for mackerel in 2015 [225 KB]
- Norway, the European Union and the Faroe Islands on the management of mackerel in the North-East Atlantic for 2015 [2 MB]
12/03/2014 - London
- European Union, the Faroe Islands and Norway on the management of mackerel in the North-East Atlantic from 2014 to 2018 [2 MB]
The agreements are implemented in the form of annual fisheries arrangements. The bilateral and the trilateral arrangements allow for the setting of TACs for joint stocks, transfers of fishing possibilities, joint technical measures and issues related to control and enforcement. The neighbourhood arrangement includes fishing possibilities transferred from Norway to Sweden in accordance with the fisheries agreement between Norway and Sweden of December 1976.
The bilateral agreement is the single most important agreement the Community has with a third party both in terms of exchange of fish possibilities and in terms of joint management measures.
Entry into force: 16 June 1981
Initial period: 0 years to 1991 (OJ L 191 of 14 July 1981, page 19)
Renewal: Extended four further periods of 6 years until 2015, subsequent tacit renovation for periods of 6 years unless a notice of termination is given.
Notice of termination: 9 months