Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs
The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs (Norwegian: Fiskeri- og kystdepartementet) is a Norwegian ministry responsible for fisheries industry, aquaculture industry, seafood safety, fish health and welfare, harbours, water transport infrastructure and emergency preparedness for pollution incidents. It is since October 2013 led by Elisabeth Aspaker (Conservative), a member of Solberg's Cabinet. The department must report to the legislature, Storting. It was created in 1946, as the Ministry of Fisheries. In 2004 it received responsibility for coastal affairs, and changed its name.
The ministry is divided into the following sections:
- Political staff
- Communication unit
- Department of Aquaculture, Seafood and Markets
- Department of Coastal Affairs
- Department of Research and Innovation
- Department of Marine Resources and Environment
- Minister Elisabeth Aspaker (Conservative)
- State Secretary Amund Drønen Ringdal (Conservative)
- Political Advisor Victoria Braathen (Conservative)
Subordinate government agencies:
- Institute of Marine Research
- Norwegian Coastal Administration
- National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research
- Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries
- Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs. "Organisation" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2007-06-26.
- Øvrig politisk ledelse Regjeringen.no. Retrieved 21 October 2013 (Norwegian)
- Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs. "Subordinate agencies and institutions". Retrieved 2007-06-26.
- Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry. "Statens eierskap" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2007-06-26.