The 2006 white paper states that the management plan will be a rolling plan and will be updated at regular intervals. In the white paper, the Government announced that it would:

  • regularly assess the need to follow up and update the management plan
  • assess the overall need for new measures to achieve the goals of the plan, based on the status reports to be submitted from 2010 onwards
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The purpose of the Norwegian management plan is to provide a framework for the sustainable use of natural resources and goods derived from the Barents Sea–Lofoten area and at the same time maintain the structure, functioning and productivity of the ecosystems of the area. The management plan is thus a tool which will be used both to facilitate value creation and to

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