| FNI PROJECTS
Parallel Norwegian-Russian Audit Regarding the Management
of the Fish Resources of the Barents Sea
In January 2006
representatives of the Office of the Auditor General of Norway and the Accounts
Chamber of the Russian Federation agreed on the prerequisites for a parallel
performance audit of the fish resources in the Barents Sea. The aim of the
parallel audit was to report on the efficiency and effectiveness of the
national implementation of Norwegian-Russian bilateral agreements on the
management of common fish resources.
Independent audits was performed in
each country, with a set of common audit questions and common first-order audit
Themes for the audit have included:
The extent of illegal fishing, including discrepancies
between officially registered catches and actual catches.
The effectiveness of monitoring and controlling fishing
activities at sea and landings, including transhipment of fish at sea and
landing of catches in 3rd party countries.
Sanction possibilities, and the extent to which the
sanctions are imposed.
FNI Research Fellow Anne-Kristin Jørgensen
has taken part in the audit throughout the project period in a
The final audit - entitled
'Riksrevisjonens undersøkelse av forvaltningen og kontrollen av
fiskeressursene i Barentshavet og Norskehavet en parallell revisjon
mellom norsk og russisk riksrevisjon' was released in November 2007, and
can be accessed here
FNI project leader:
Project period: 2006-2007
Office of the Auditor General of