### Distributed control for multistate modified Navier-Stokes equations

The aim of this paper is to establish necessary optimality conditions for optimal control problems governed by steady, incompressible Navier-Stokes equations with shear-dependent viscosity. The main difficulty derives from the fact that equations of this type may exhibit non-uniqueness of weak solutions, and is overcome by introducing a family of approximate control problems governed by well posed generalized Stokes systems and by passing to the limit in the corresponding optimality conditions.