and Norway, as independent coastal States, to cooperate and seek effective and sustainable management of their fisheries. The Community has three fisheries agreements with Norway, namely bilateral, trilateral and neighbouring agreements. The bilateral agreement covers the North Sea and the Atlantic, the trilateral agreement on the Skagerrak and kattegat (Denmark, Sweden and Norway) and the neighbourhood agreement on Swedish fishing in Norwegian waters of the North Sea. « This agreement allows for good and strong fisheries cooperation for the future. The best way to manage common fish stocks is for coastal states to agree on how to proceed, » said Mr. Ingebrigtsen. This Agreement shall not affect other existing agreements concerning fishing by vessels of a Contracting Party falling within the area of competence of the other Contracting Party. .