After Brexit, the existing fisheries agreement between the EU and Norway, which had previously governed the UK`s fishing relationship with Norway, will have to be replaced. North Sea stocks must now be jointly exploited by the UK, Norway and the EU in trilateral relations. In addition to the above data, the data are transmitted for the following purposes: (a) monitoring, monitoring and enforcing compliance with applicable rules and rules (including licensing conditions); (b) control of the use of fishing opportunities; (c) sustainable management of the marine fishery; (d) the development of maritime policy and fisheries; (e) prevention, deterrence and elimination of INT fishing; and (f) any other objective related to the implementation of this agreement or any access agreement that has been concluded under this agreement. Specific agreements on access to fisheries in the affected areas and the exchange of fishing quotas are concluded, as is the case today, through annual fisheries agreements. Other aspects of North Sea fisheries cooperation are governed by a separate tripartite agreement between the EU, Norway and the UK. The agreement will enter into force as soon as both sides have completed national procedures, but no earlier than 1 January 2021. The bilateral agreement is the most important agreement that the Community has reached with a third party, both in terms of the exchange of fishing opportunities and common management measures. The Community has three fisheries agreements with Norway, namely the bilateral, trilateral and neighbouring agreements. The bilateral agreement covers the North Sea and the Atlantic, the Skagerrak and Kattegat trilateral agreement (Denmark, Sweden and Norway) and the Neighbourhood Agreement on Swedish fishing in Norwegian North Sea waters.

Article 9 – Suspension of the suspension of the agreement at the initiative of one of the contracting parties in the case: (a) of a dispute between the parties over the interpretation or application of this agreement or its implementation; or (b) non-compliance by either party to the provisions of this agreement. The Norwegian government has ratified the Framework Fisheries Cooperation Agreement between Norway and the United Kingdom. Article 11 – the law of the sea stipulates that the law of the sea is not affected by this agreement. Regarding the adoption of the Fisheries Framework Agreement, Fisheries and Seafood Minister Emil Ingebrigtsen said: «I am pleased that we have reached an agreement that opens up broad fisheries cooperation with an important partner for Norway. This will ensure that a strong and good quality relationship is maintained, which will be important in the future if cooperation is to be developed and quota agreements are negotiated in both the bilateral and trilateral contexts. Last week, the UK`s chief negotiator said there had been a good discussion between the two talks teams on the fishing document, but they disagreed on an agreement, with the UK refusing to discuss fishing as part of a trade deal between the two blocs. «The agreement fulfills our obligations under the law of the sea to cooperate with other coastal states on common fish stocks. This cooperation must be consistent with modern fisheries management principles. We will also continue our good cooperation with the EU in the area of fishing in the North Sea. We look forward to reaching an agreement between Norway, the UK and the EU on how common North Sea stocks will be managed when Brexit becomes a reality,» said Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Seride.

On this issue, the EU wants to have a defined agreement instead of coming back each year to negotiate allowable catch totals and access to its fleet.