Kristina S. Hansen

Kristina S. Hansen. Photo: The Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.

After just over a year of the Gahr Støre government being in place in Norway, a clearer line is expected in terms of where the Norwegian government wants to go with its aquaculture policy. An answer can be found in the State Secretary Kristina S. Hansen’s opening statement.

In addition to her statement, there will be a conversation with her where the audience will also be able to ask questions.

Kristina S. Hansen knows the coast very well. She grew up in a fishing family on the Faroe Islands and is a qualified teacher. She was mayor of Nordkapp Municipality for twelve years (2007 – 2019) before serving two years as County Councillor for Transport in Troms and Finnmark County Authority. Last year, she joined the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.

The political leadership in the fisheries section of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries consists of Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Policy Bjørnar Selnes Skjæran, State Secretary Kristina Sigurdsdottir Hansen and State Secretary Vidar Ulriksen – all representing the Labour Party. Kristina concentrates on the aquaculture industry and reports directly to the minister.