Cecilie Myrseth will be Norway's new fisheries and oceans minister.

It's official: Norway gets new fisheries minister in government reshuffle


It became clear after an extraordinary cabinet meeting at this morning that Cecilie Myrseth is replacing Bjørnar Skjæran as fisheries and oceans minister in Norway.

Myrseth, 39, whose new portfolio includes fish farming, originally comes from Lavangen municipality in Troms. She gained a psychology degree in 2015 from the University of Tromsø - Norway's Arctic University.

In the period 2015 to 2017, she was county council leader for Troms county municipality. At the 2017 general election, she was the first-choice candidate for the Labour Party (Ap) in Troms. She was elected to the Storting (Parliament) as representative for Troms in 2017, and has been a member of the Labour Party's central board since 2019.

Health and care committee

Myrseth has also been leader of the Troms Labour Party and has been group leader for the Labour Party at the county council in Troms.

Until now, she has served as first deputy chair of the health and care committee at the Storting.

As part of the reshuffle announced today, Norway's Labour/Centre Party coalition government also has new ministers of labour; climate and environment; knowledge; and municipalities.

There is also a new foreign minister, and a new leader of the board of the State Administration Department.