The Department for Fisheries and Aquaculture is responsible for matters related to fisheries, the fishing fleet and the aquaculture industry. There is a wide range of topics in the department's portfolio, including quota negotiations and international fisheries agreements, IUU fishing, regulation of and the right to engage in fishing, regulation of the fishing fleet, aquaculture policy and management, environmental sustainability of the aquaculture industry including fish health and –welfare, and licensing rules.
Among other things, the department has responsibility for the Marine Resources Act, participation laws and the Aquaculture Act, as well as the Food Act and Animal Welfare Act with respect to aquaculture.
The department consists of the following sections
Director Yngve Torgersen
Director Martin Bryde Hageselle
Director Elisabeth Norgård Gabrielsen