Meld. St. 20 (2019–2020)

Norway’s integrated ocean management plans — Barents Sea–Lofoten area; the Norwegian Sea; and the North Sea and Skagerrak— Report to the Storting (white paper)

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10 Economic and administrative consequences

This white paper focuses mainly on the further development of existing policy instruments and measures. Management of Norway’s seas and oceans is to be based on the best possible knowledge, and the intention is to strengthen the knowledge base for ecosystem-based management of Norwegian waters through mapping, monitoring and research.

Measures announced in this white paper will be funded within the existing budgetary framework. If any additional funding is needed, proposals for priority areas will be put forward in the ordinary budgetary processes. Follow-up of measures in the years to come will depend on economic developments and the budget situation.

The economic and administrative consequences of the measures proposed in the white paper can be predicted with varying degrees of accuracy, but as the proposals are implemented, the consequences for public and private actors will be assessed in the usual way as set out in Norway’s official instructions for planning and management of central government programmes and projects.

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