Food, fisheries and agriculture

Dishes of food

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has chief responsibility for food policy and agricultural policy. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries has chief responsibility for fisheries and the aquaculture industry, seafood safety and fish health and welfare.

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Norwegian Invitation to Conclude Coastal State Agreements on Blue Whiting and Norwegian Spring Spawning Herring for 2014

Despite several rounds of negotiations, there are no coastal state agreements in place for 2014 neither for blue whiting nor for Norwegian spring spawning herring. Norway has been ready to conclude both agreements since last autumn.

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

20,000 new seed samples deposited in Svalbard

A new shipment of seeds from food plants has been deposited in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault for long-term storage. The shipment, that was transported to the seed vault in Longyearbyen this week, contains 20,000 seed samples from Japan, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and the USA.

The fisheries negotiation with the EU postponed again

- I regret that Norway and the EU was not able to conclude at this time either, says Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker. We are already on overtime, and this could have been in place last year if the EU didn’t postpone and prolonge both this and other negotiating processes.

Statssekretær i Landbruks- og matdepartementet Hanne Maren Blåfjelldal

Norwegian contribution to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture's Benefit-Sharing Fund

Norway is paying close to NOK 700,000 to the International Plant Treaty's Benefit-Sharing Fund. This corresponds to 0.1 per cent of the value of the trade in seed products in agriculture in Norway in 2013, and is an annual contribution from Norwegian agriculture toward the efforts of farmers in developing countries to safeguard plant diversity.

Coastal-states talks on mackerel to continue

Yet another round of coastal-states talks on the management of mackerel ended inconclusively today, Friday 24 JanuaryThe parties agreed, however, to reconvene on Tuesday 28 January, in Bergen, Norway.

Empowering Agriculture: Fostering Resilience- Securing Food and Nutrition

By: Minister of Agriculture and Food Sylvi Listhaug

Norwegian Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker and EU Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Maria Damanaki

Norway and the EU agree to continue talks in the mackerel negotiations

Today, Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker met with EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries to continue discussions on the negotiations between Norway, the EU, Iceland and the Faroe Islands on the management of mackerel in the North-East Atlantic.

Fish first on the Government's EU agenda

Mackerel negotiations were top of the agenda when Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker met with EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Maria Damanaki in Oslo.

Kulturlandskap Foto: Marianne Gjørv

Norwegian expert commission on values of ecosystem services

Ecosystem services are goods and services that humans get from nature, and we can talk about provisioning, regulating, cultural and supporting services. In a Cabinet Decision on 28 October 2011 the Norwegian Government established an expert commission on the values of such ecosystem services.

NOU 2013: 10

Natural benefits – on the values of ecosystem services

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Contact information

Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Telephone: +47 22 24 90 90
Fax: +47 22 24 95 55

Address

Teatergata 9 (R6), Oslo
Post:
Postboks 8007 Dep.
N-0030 Oslo, Norway

Contact information

Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Telephone: +47 22 24 90 90
Fax: +47 22 24 95 55

Address

Teatergata 9 (R6), Oslo
Post:
Postboks 8007 Dep.
N-0030 Oslo, Norway