Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs (Norway)

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The Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs in Oslo

The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs (Norwegian: Fiskeri- og kystdepartementet) was 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 was created in 1946, as the Ministry of Fisheries. In 2004 it received responsibility for coastal affairs, and changed its name. The department must report to the legislature, Storting.

It is since October 2013 led by Elisabeth Aspaker (Conservative), a member of Solberg's Cabinet. On 1 January 2014 it was incorporated into the new Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.[1]


The ministry was divided into the following sections:[2]

  • 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


Subordinate government agencies were:[3]

Wholly owned limited companies were:[4]

Partially owned limited companies were:[4]

  • Nofima, The Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research


  1. ^ "Slutt på Fiskeridepartementet". Klassekampen (in Norwegian). 3 January 2014. p. 9. 
  2. ^ Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs. "Organisation" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  3. ^ Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs. "Subordinate agencies and institutions". Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  4. ^ a b Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry. "Statens eierskap" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2007-06-26.