Notice. Good environmental cooperation between Russia and Norway is important for taking care of the environment and managing the resources in the north. Due to Russia's war of attacks on Ukraine, government cooperation between the Norway and Russia has been reduced to a minimum and bilateral environmental cooperation has been put on hold until further notice. Hence, update of the Barentsportal concerning the environmental status for the Barents Sea has been put on hold.

Joint Norwegian-Russian environmental status report. WGIBAR report 2017, 2018, 2019

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This is the full PDF version of the yearly update of the Joint Norwegian-Russian environmental status report on the Barents Sea Ecosystem for 2017, 2018, and 2019. The reports are was initiated by the Joint Russian-Norwegian Commission on Environmental Cooperation and the work has been carried out in co-operation with the Joint Russian-Norwegian Fisheries Commission.

The reports contributes to the scientific basis for further development of a coordinated ecosystem-based approach to the management of human activities affecting living resources in both Norwegian and Russian Territories of the Barents Region. Norway has already developed and implemented an "Integrated management plan for the Barents Sea–Lofoten area"; Russia is working to develop a similar plan.

WGIBAR  prepared  relevant  datasets  and  other  relevant  information,  including  pollution and marine litter, to describe fluctuations and changes in the Barents Sea ecosystem and prepared an annual report “The state and trends of the Barents Sea ecosystem”, which is available on ICES WGIBAR as separate document.

ICES. 2019. The Working Group on the Integrated Assessments of the Barents Sea (WGIBAR). ICES Scientific Reports. 1:42. 157 pp.

ICES. 2018. Interim Report of the Working Group on the Integrated Assessments of the Barents Sea (WGIBAR). WGIBAR 2018 REPORT 9-12 March 2018. Tromsø, Norway. ICES CM 2018/IEASG:04. 210 pp.

ICES. 2017. Report of the Working Group on the Integrated Assessments of the Barents Sea. WGIBAR 2017 Report 16-18 March 2017. Murmansk, Russia. ICES CM 2017/SSGIEA: 04. 186 pp.