Jacob Vestergaard

Jacob Vestergaard (born 7 April 1961 in Tvøroyri, Faroe Islands, grew up in and lives in Akrar) is a Faroese politician. He has been Minister of Fisheries of the Faroe Islands three times, last time was from 2012 to 2015.[1] Before he became a politician he worked as a policeman. He is married to Sólfríð Vestergaard, together they have four children.[2]

Jacob Vestergaard
Jacob Vestergaard 2015.JPG
Minister of Fisheries
In office
6 February 2012 – 15 September 2015
Preceded byJákup Mikkelsen
Succeeded byHøgni Hoydal
Minister of Fisheries
In office
26 September 2008 – 6 April 2011
Preceded byTorbjørn Jacobsen
Succeeded byJohan Dahl
Minister of Internal Affairs
In office
1 December 2005 – 23 November 2007
Preceded byJógvan við Keldu
Succeeded byHeðin Zachariasen
Minister of Fisheries
In office
17 February 2003 – 3 February 2004
Preceded byJørgen Niclasen
Succeeded byJohan Dahl
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
19 January 2008
Mayor of Sumba
In office
Personal details
Born7 April 1961
Tvøroyri, Faroe Islands
Political partyPeople's Party (Fólkaflokkurin)
Spouse(s)Sólfríð Vestergaard

Political careerEdit

Vestergaard's political career started the 1990s in the Town Council of Sumba, where he was elected mayor from 1 January 1993 until February 2003 and again from 1 January 2004 until 31 December 2004. He was president of Føroya Kommunufelag from 2001-03. He was elected for the Faroese parliament in January 2008 for the first time representing the People's Party (Fólkaflokkurin). He was elected with 870 votes and was number four of all elected members and number one of his party.[3] In 2011 he was reelected with 1048 votes, which was second most votes of the candidates of the People's Party.[4] Vestergaard was Minister of Internal Affairs from 1 December 2005 until 23 November 2007 and Minister of Fisheries three times, from 2003 to 2004 and 2008 to 2011[5] and again from 16 February 2012 until present.[6]


  1. ^ "Fisk.fo". Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-08.
  2. ^ Tinganes.fo
  3. ^ Logting.fo
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  5. ^ "Fisk.fo, 03-10-2008 | Jacob Vestergaard nýggjur landsstýrismaður í fiskivinnumálum". Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-08.
  6. ^ "Fisk.fo". Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-08.