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Marianne Sivertsen Næss (left) has been appointed Norway’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans as her predecessor, Cecilie Myrseth (second right) is appointed Minister of Industry. Photo: Arbeiderpartiet

Marianne Sivertsen Næss (Ap) has been appointed Norway’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, resulting from former Minister Cecilie Myrseth (Ap) being appointed Minister of Industry.

The news of the new appointments in the Cabinet was made this afternoon, Friday 19 April 2024.

Cecilie Myrseth was appointed Minister of Fisheries and Oceans on 16 October 2023. She has been a parliamentary representative for Troms since 2017 and a member of the central board of the Labor Party since 2019. 

Marianne Sivertsen Næss, the new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, said on her appointment:

“We have wonderful natural resources in Norway, and the sea has the resources that the world both needs and wants, such as seafood, energy and experiences. I am concerned that our resources should contribute to value creation and activity along the entire coast. The community’s resources must benefit the community. The government must pursue an active maritime policy, which ensures people safe and good jobs that we will live on in the future.”

Marianne Sivertsen Næss comes from Hammerfest and has a background as a teacher and principal. Sivertsen Næss has been a parliamentary representative for Finnmark since 2021 and has chaired the Energy and Environment Committee at the Storting.

The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is responsible for implementing the government’s policy relating to fisheries, aquaculture, seafood, maritime policy and coastal development, port and sea transport policy, shipping, as well as marine and maritime research and development.

Other political leadership for the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is:

  • State Secretary Kristina Sigurdsdottir Hansen (Ap)
  • State Secretary Even Tronstad Sagebakken (Ap)
  • Political adviser Nicklas Simonsen (Ap)

 

Source: Press Release

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