Lisbeth Berg-Hansen

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Lisbeth Berg-Hansen
Lisbeth Berg-Hansen Tromso.jpg
Berg-Hansen in Tromsø
Minister of Fisheries
In office
20 October 2009 – 16 October 2013
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
Preceded by Helga Pedersen
Succeeded by Elisabeth Aspaker
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
In office
1 October 2013 – 30 September 2017
Constituency Nordland
Personal details
Born (1963-03-14) 14 March 1963 (age 55)
Bindal, Norway
Political party Labour Party

Lisbeth Berg-Hansen (born 14 March 1963) is a Norwegian businessperson and politician for the Labour Party.

She chaired the Norwegian Seafood Federation from 2002 to 2005, and was Vice President of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise from 2004 to 2008. In politics, she was a political advisor in the Ministry of Fisheries from 1992 to 1996, and State Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister from 2000 to 2001.[1] On 20 October 2009, she was appointed Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs.[2]

She is the deputy chair of the board of the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, and a member of the board of Aker Seafoods, Fosen Trafikklag, Investinor (formerly known as Statens Investeringsselskap), SOS-barnebyer[1] and Bodø University College.[3]

She lives in Bindal.[1]

Conflict of interest[edit]

Berg-Hansen owns an 8% stake in SinkabergHansen AS, one of Norway's salmon farms, through Jmj Invest AS.[4][5][6]

NMF, a Norwegian environmental group, filed charges against Berg-Hansen in 2009 claiming that her own economic interests prompted her to violate the regulations she’s supposed to enforce.[7][8]

A Nov 7 2013 France 2 documentary accuses Berg-Hansen of single-handedly relaxing the legal levels of toxins allowed in fish in Norway (she sits at the top of all the health advisory committees as well as all related research institutes (check min 42 of the video on [9]).


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Preceded by
Sylvia Brustad
Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs