Berg-Hansen in Tromsø
|Minister of Fisheries|
20 October 2009 – 16 October 2013
|Prime Minister||Jens Stoltenberg|
|Preceded by||Helga Pedersen|
|Succeeded by||Elisabeth Aspaker|
|Member of the Norwegian Parliament|
1 October 2013 – 30 September 2017
14 March 1963|
|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. On 20 October 2009, she was appointed Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs.
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 and Bodø University College.
Conflict of interest
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 ).
- Knut Olav Åmås, ed. (2008). Hvem er hvem?. Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 55. ISBN 978-82-03-23561-0.
- Norwegian Office of the Prime Minister (20 October 2009). "Changes in the Government". Retrieved 20 October 2009.
- Board of directors of Investinor[permanent dead link]
- Is fish farming the worst player in the food industry? featuring Nov 7 2013 France 2 Documentary
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