Biography Magnar Pedersen
I am the Director of Division Seafood at Nofima. I am a fisheries economist. I have extensive work experience from both the public and private sectors – especially from the fisheries sector. I also have considerable board experience. I have been a member of a number of committees and councils. I was a board member of the FHF (the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund) 2008-2012.
During my time at Nofima(from 2013) I have held a number of posts and undertaken numerous assignments. In 2013-2014 I was a member of the Secretariat working on NOU 2014:16 on framework conditions for the seafood industry. In 2016-2017 and 2017-2019 respectively I was a member of the programme boards of two of the Research Council of Norway’s programmes: Bionær and Marinforsk. In 2018-2019 I chaired the committee that delivered NOU 2019:21 – Future Fisheries Control. In 2020, I was a member of a group at the Research Council of Norway that presented proposals for Norwegian strategy on the UN’s Decade of Ocean Scie