Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture (Iceland)

The Icelandic Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture (Icelandic: Sjávarútvegs- og Landbúnaðarráðuneytið) is a cabinet-level ministry. It is an important economic ministry, with fisheries products making up about 40% of Iceland's exports.

HistoryEdit

On 13 June 2007 the parliament of Iceland passed law changes to merge the Ministry of Fisheries and the Ministry of Agriculture, which took effect on 1 January 2008.[1] In 2011 Steingrímur J. Sigfússon took on the roles of Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture and Minister of Economic Affairs. In 2012 the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism and part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs merged to form the Ministry of Industries and Innovation (Atvinnuvega- og nýsköpunarráðuneytið), led by Steingrímur. Although since 2014, there are generally two ministers in the various cabinets, one for Fisheries and Agriculture and one for Industries and Innovation, the administrations are still combined.

Ministers of Fisheries and AgricultureEdit

Former Ministers of FisheriesEdit

Former Ministers of AgricultureEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Historical Overview of the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture". Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2011.

Coordinates: 64°08′56″N 21°55′47″W / 64.14889°N 21.92972°W / 64.14889; -21.92972