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.
Environmental management of the Barents Sea Video II. A Norwegian-Russian collaboration
- The Joint Norwegian-Russian Commission on Environmental Protection.
- Смешанная Норвежско - Российская Комиссия по сотрудничеству в области охраны окружающей среды.
Norway and Russia have common borders in the Barents Sea and share a rich and healthy marine ecosystem. Thus, both countries are jointly responsible for sustainably managing the marine environment. The Barents Sea ecosystem supports large numbers of seabirds, fish, marine mammals and other marine life. Russia and Norway maintain considerable fishery activity in this part of the ocean. The Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment and the Russian Natural Resources and Environment Ministry are leading the work.