Norway said there is a need for the establishment of cooperation mechanisms as part of regional fishing arrangements or agreements to complement the responsibility of flag States. There may be some instances where, due to deficiencies, such mechanisms cannot be properly operated. In such instances, we need to incorporate rules to allow for coastal State enforcement. The EC disagreed. The basic principle is and should be that of flag State responsibility, whether or not the State is a contracting party. Australia said that regional agreements on enforcement should supplement flag State jurisdiction. Argentina added that all measures should be based on the consent of the flag States and their consent is necessary for enforcement cases.