Nærings- og fiskeridepartementet

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NorwayNorway Nærings- og fiskeridepartementet
- NFD -
State level State level
Position of the authority Ministry
Consist since 1916
Arose from Nærings- og handelsdepartementet
Fiskeri- og kystdepartementet
senior minister Iselin Nybø
Website regjeringen.no

The Nærings- og fiskeridepartementet (NFD) is the Norwegian Ministry of Economics and Fisheries . Its jurisdiction includes trade, industry, shipping, maritime and fisheries. Iselin Nybø ( Venstre ) has been Minister for Economic Affairs since January 2020 and Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen ( Høyre ) has been Minister for Fisheries in the Solberg government since March 2020 .


The Ministry was founded on October 1, 1916 as the Ministry of Trade , Shipping , Industry , Crafts and Fisheries and existed in this form until June 30, 1946. The first minister was Kristian Friis Petersen . The abbreviated version was Department of Commerce. It was initially continued as the Ministry of Trade, Seafaring and Industry before it was renamed the Ministry of Industry, Crafts and Shipping in December 1947 . From then until 1987 the ministry was referred to in its short form as the Ministry of Industry. From 1955 to 1987 it was run as the Ministry of Industry and Crafts.

On January 1, 1988, the name was changed to Ministry of Economics. After the temporary dissolution of the Ministry of Oil and Energy , the name changed in 1993 to Ministry of Economics and Energy ( Nærings- og energidepartementet ). From 1996 there were two ministerial posts, one for the economy and one for the energy sector . On January 1, 1997, the energy sector was again outsourced and the Ministry of Oil and Energy was re-established. The Ministry subsequently became the Ministry of Economy and Trade ( Nærings- og handelsdepartementet ) and existed in this form until December 31, 2013.

Since January 1, 2014, the ministry has had its current name: Nærings- og fiskeridepartement . It was created by merging the Ministry of Economy and Trade with the Ministry of Fisheries and Coasts. Since then there are again two ministers assigned to the ministry, one responsible for economics and one for fisheries.


Two ministers are assigned to the ministry: the minister for economics and the minister for fisheries , with the minister for economics being the head of the entire ministry. It is divided into eight departments, namely the departments for administration, property, economic policy, maritime, trade policy, research and innovation, fisheries and marine use, and the department for competition policy . There is also a press office. In addition to the two ministers, three state secretaries and two political advisors form the leadership of the NFD. One advisor is responsible for each of the areas of economy and fisheries, but there are two state secretaries who work for the minister of economics.


The NFD is currently responsible for the economy, fishing and shipping. It is also responsible for the administration of various state and semi-state companies. Various authorities are also subordinate to the NFD.


The following authorities are subordinate to the Ministry:

  • Brønnøysundregistrene
  • Directorate for mineralforvaltning med Bergmesteren for Svalbard (mineral administration for Spitzbergen)
  • Fiskeridirektoratet (Fisheries Directorate)
  • Garantiinstituttet for Eksportkreditt (export institute)
  • Havforskningsinstituttet (Maritime Research Institute)
  • Justervesenet (calibration office)
  • Klagenemnda for industrial rettigheter (Board of Appeal for Patent Rights)
  • Konkurransetilsynet (Cartel Office)
  • Norges geologiske undersøkelse (Geological Survey Authority)
  • Norsk akkreditering
  • Norsk nukleær dekommisjonering (Authority for Nuclear Affairs)
  • Norsk romsenter (space agency)
  • Patentstyret (patent authority)
  • Regelrådet
  • Sjøfartsdirektoratet (Shipping Directorate)

Managed companies

The following joint-stock companies, in which the state of Norway holds at least 50% of the shares, are managed by the NFD:

Another important company under the management of the NFD is Norsk Hydro , in which the state holds 34.36%.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Nærings- og fiskeridepartementet. In: regjeringen.no. December 20, 2013, accessed September 24, 2019 (Norwegian).
  2. Avdelinger i Nærings- og fiskeridepartementet. In: regjeringen.no. Retrieved September 24, 2019 (Norwegian).
  3. Om Nærings- og fiskeridepartementet. In: regjeringen.no. Retrieved September 24, 2019 (Norwegian).
  4. Underliggende etater. In: regjeringen.no. Retrieved September 24, 2019 (Norwegian).
  5. Staten has direct egg cap. In: regjeringen.no. Retrieved September 23, 2019 (Norwegian).