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creation and for Norwegian society. • Assessments of pressures and impacts on different ecosystem components, and on the ecosystem as a whole, are conducted on a regular basis. • Developing procedures for identifying knowledge gaps and how these should be included, given priority and filled.
The plan for the Barents Sea-Lofoten area was updated in 2011 and 2015; while the plan for the Norwegian Sea was adopted in 2009; and the plan for the Norwegian part of the North Sea and Skagerrak was adopted in 2013. Complete revisions are envisaged for 2020, 2025 and 2030 for the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the North Sea/Skagerrak, respectively.
Figure 3: Framework used in the development of the management plans. The work was led jointly by four Ministries, while the analyses and assessments were carried out by Government Directorates and institutes.