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Meld. St. 35 (2016–2017)

Update of the integrated management plan for the Norwegian Sea

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8 Economic and administrative consequences

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

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.

Measures announced in this white paper will be funded within the budgetary framework applicable at any given time. Follow-up of measures in the years to come will depend on economic developments and the budget situation.

To give greater predictability in work on the marine management plans, they will be updated and revised more regularly. The development of a digital mapping tool to present information on the management plans should make this information more accessible to the public administration and to users in the business sector and other interest groups. The remaining measures are not expected to have administrative consequences of any significance.

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