Minister of Fisheries and Seafood Harald T. Nesvik (Progress Party)
The Minister of Fisheries and Seafood is responsible for fisheries and aquaculture management, seafood safety, health and welfare of fish, the framework conditions for seafood, as well as trade and market access for Norwegian seafood.
Harald Tom Nesvik was appointed Minister of Fisheries on August 13th, 2018. Nesvik is an experienced politician who was first elected to parliament in 1997, where he served as a parliamentary representative for Møre og Romsdal County for two decades, until 2017.
From 2005 to 2009 Nesvik chaired the Standing Committee on Health and Care Services in Parliament, and from 2009 to 2013, he was the second deputy chairman of the Standing Business and Industry Committee. He has also been a member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense, and the Standing Committee on Labour and Social Affairs.
He began his political career in the Progress Party Youth in the 1980s, and has since held many political positions. From 2013 to 2017, he was the parliamentary leader of the Progress Party.
Harald Tom Nesvik was born in the city of Ålesund in Møre og Romsdal county, where he studied fisheries export marketing, at the Technical Fisheries College in Møre og Romsdal.
From 2017 and until he was appointed Minister of Fisheries, he was head of public affairs and government relations in Sølvtrans, the world's largest wellboat company for transport of live salmon and trout.