New for IceFish 2024 – Presentation Area, sponsored by Verkis


Brand new feature, The IceFish 2024 Presentation Area.


PERUZA: Choosing the right palletiser is crucial


Processing engineering and equipment manufacturing company Peruza exhibiting at this years Icelandic Fisheries & Aquaculture event

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Vessel builder Etkin Marin offers the full package


Work is well underway on two 18.5-metre steel support vessels for aquaculture company Mowi Scotland


IceFish Matchmaking event


The IceFish exhibition features matchmaking events and has seen high engagements during the shows. 

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SAR partnership will increase Icelandic fleet safety


The Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue (ICE-SAR) has formed a commercial partnership with Hefring Marine

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High-speed image scanning benefiting the fish industry


IceFish 2024 exhibitor Beckhoff Automation ApS


IceFish 2024 preparations gather speed


With just over seven months to go until the doors open, stands are booking up fast at the 14th Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition (IceFish)

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Modest decrease in landings for Icelandic fleet in 2023


The total volume of fish and shellfish landed by the Iceland’s fishing fleet last year fell by 3% or more than 39,000 tonnes


Cemre delivers new Liafjord to Lie Gruppen


Norwegian fishing company Lie Gruppen recently took delivery of its new pelagic trawler Liafjord.


Source-to-plate – Wisefish offers next level seafood supply chain management


Recognising that traceability is paramount to ensuring sustainability at every step of the seafood value chain, Reykjavík-headquartered Wisefish has developed sophisticated, single-solution software that’s already helping several leading companies.


​Winners of the 2024 Icelandic Fisheries Bursary Awards announced


The winners of the 2024 Icelandic Fisheries Bursary Awards have been announced.


Revenues rise: Icelandic fleet earns more from reduced catch


A total 1,116,281 tonnes of fisheries products were caught by Iceland’s fishing fleet in the first three quarters of 2023

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Changing up through controllable trawl doors


Visitors to IceFish 2024 in September will be able to explore the latest controllable trawl door solutions developed by Denmark-headquartered Thyboron Trawldoor A/S,


Alvar developing new Mist Focus solution


IceFish exhibitor Alvar ehf has been providing automatic mist disinfection solutions to the fishing industry for many years


Salmon farmer Nova Sea partners with Maritech


Lovund, Norway-based salmon farmer Nova Sea AS has implemented Maritech Purchase & Sales, 

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Iceland lays out new salmon farming vision


A new legal framework designed to shape the development of Iceland’s fast-growing salmon farming industry.

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Capelin boosts earnings for Icelandic Fisheries


A total 1,414,598 tonnes of fisheries products were caught by Iceland’s fishing fleet in 2022


2023/24 quota boosts for Icelandic fisheries


Iceland’s fishing fleet has been permitted to catch more cod


New eco-business park launched


A new Eco-Business Park for Iceland


Preparations for Icefish 2024 well underway


Preparations are now well underway to again welcome thousands of visitors.

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Winners of the 2023 Icelandic Fisheries Bursary Awards announced


The winners of the 2023 Icelandic Fisheries Bursary Awards were announced at a ceremony held at the Brúin in the Iceland Ocean Cluster Reykjavik today, April 14th 2023.

Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition - Day 1 highlights

A hugely successful seafood exhibition


The Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition 2022 ended on the afternoon of June 10, after three successful days where many contracts were signed, corporate meetings were held and new products, technologies and service lines were launched.

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Disinfecting sustainably at industrial speed

2022-06-10T15:21:00+01:00By Icefish Press FP

Icefish is a great opportunity to hear about the latest technology developments and see new equipment in action. ALVAR – formerly known as D-Tech ehf – has always been closely connected with Iceland and, more specifically, with the country’s fisheries and their pelagic, whitefish, seafood, and salmon factories.

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​Seeing the light

2022-06-10T13:03:00+01:00By Icefish Press FP

Smart fishing, using dedicated technology, is proving effective at minimising marine bycatch; supporting more sustainable fishing and helping safeguard some of the world’s critically endangered species.


Exhibitor Snapshot


It’s the last day of the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition, Awards & Conference 2022. Exhibitors have been presenting their latest products over the past 3 days.

The Minister of Fisheries and Managing Director of Foro Maritime Vasco at Icefish

Waiting for her boat to come in

2022-06-10T11:31:00+01:00By Icefish Press FP

Javier Lopez de Lacalle, Managing Director of Foro Maritimo Vasco (the Basque Association of Maritime Industries), meets Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries Svandís Svavarsdóttir at the Foro Maritimo Vasco pavilion during the Minister’s tour of Icefish.

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‘No time to lose’ for Iceland

2022-06-09T17:45:00+01:00By Jason Holland

Seafood innovation needs more support, says Minister of Food, Fisheries and Agriculture

Right way round

Good fish, bad fish? Good test

2022-06-09T17:35:00+01:00By Icefish Press FP

The second day of Icefish has seen Maritech, a world leading provider of seafood software, sign a partnership agreement with Brim, Iceland’s largest seafood company.  Konrad Olavsson of Maritech and Gisli Kristjansson of Brim signed the deal.


No waste in fish

2022-06-09T13:30:00+01:00By Jason Holland

Seafood economy needs to get much better at utilising and maximising the value of its raw materials, experts say


Business soars at Icefish 2022!


June 2022 Fareham UK, Kopavogur Iceland – The 2022 Icefish exhibition opened its doors yesterday, welcoming exhibitors, attendees and VIPS from around the globe.


8th Icelandic Fisheries Awards highlights success within the Commercial Fishing Industry


9 June 2022, Kópavogur Iceland - The 8th Icelandic Fisheries Awards, hosted by the Icelandic Ministry of Industries and Innovation and the City of Kópavogur, took place last night following day one of the globally renowned Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition.


First day of Icefish - opportunities ahead

2022-06-08T18:10:00+01:00By Icefish Press FP

The first day of the 13th edition of Icefish, the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition, has seen many key figures of the industry get together.


Fish Waste for Profit starts tomorrow


The Fish Waste for Profit Conference 2022 will be held during the 2022 Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition tomorrow in Kópavogur.

Benedikt Árnason

‘Double in a decade’

2022-06-08T12:58:00+01:00By Jason Holland

Fisheries leader tells the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition 2022 that collaboration will bring considerable growth to the seafood sector


IceFish opens its doors today


“We are delighted to open the doors today to the 13th Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition,” said Mercator Media’s events director Marianne Rasmussen Coulling.


Matchmaking Event


The Icefish 2017 matchmaking event saw a 100% increase from 2014, with double the amount of people taking part, all ready to form business partnerships and explore new markets. Over 90 participants from 24 countries were in attendance, totalling just over 100 meetings.


BAADER joins Iceland cluster


With the aim of further strengthening zero waste commitments in the global fish processing industry, BAADER has joined the Iceland Ocean Cluster (IOC).


New generation trawl doors from Vónin




Capelin lifts Icelandic fleet’s overall catch


A bumper capelin catch helped Iceland’s fleet to land 34% more fish in the 12 months through April 2022, with almost 1.48 million tonnes of fish and shellfish recorded in the preliminary data compiled by the country’s Directorate of Fisheries.

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Aquafacts – a one-stop-shop for biological and financial analysis


Recently launched digital platform Aquafacts is a robust, one-stop-shop for the latest insights into fish farming activities taking place in Norway, Iceland, Scotland and the Faroe Islands.


Smart, connected solutions for fish processing


Recognising that like many industries which are already well into their digitalisation journey, it is smart solutions that will offer the biggest gains for the fisheries and seafood sectors moving forward, Iceland’s Ískraft will demonstrate some of the latest innovations from Rockwell Automation at this year’s show.


Zero bacteria with ALVAR mist


At this year’s Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition ALVAR will be showcasing the latest version of its disinfection delivery system designed to leave processing areas bacteria-free.

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Cortækni showcases new greener all-purpose lubricant


Young Icelandic company Cortækni ehf will make its Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition debut this June, with a new product that it has high hopes for in the local market.

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New mobile maintenance app


Reykjavik, Iceland-based MaintSoft Ltd has developed a new a new mobile-friendly app called Maintx Express, designed to work with its Maintx maintenance management software.


New factory vessel joins Royal Greenland fleet


Built at the Astilleros de Murueta yard and recently delivered to Royal Greenland, the 82.3-metre Nataarnaq is already successfully fishing for shrimp in Greenland waters. The new factory trawler also has options for fishing for halibut.


Official registration is now open!


By registering in advance, visitors can beat the queues and save time! Register now and be at the front of the queue when the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition opens from the 8-10 June.

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Cool onboard solutions from Frost


Icelandic freezing and refrigeration specialist Kælismiðjan Frost ehf. continues to see high demand for its onboard fishing vessel solutions.

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Greenland marine research welcomes Tarajoq


The latest vessel to leave the yard of Spanish boatbuilder Astilloros Balenciaga is the new fully ice-strengthened fishery research vessel Tarajoq, constructed for the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources.


Precise salmonid processing from Kroma


Gutmaster X, Kroma A/S’s long-awaited equipment for processing farmed Atlantic salmon and trout has been launched by the Danish-headquartered company following extensive trials and will be on show at Icefish in June.

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TopTuxedo fits out fishermen for the most demanding conditions


Professional clothing brand Toptuxedo, recently launched by renowned Portuguese family-owned company TopTuxedo, epitomises the firm’s passion for producing high-quality, competitively-priced technical garments that will endure the rigours of life and work at sea.

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Bringing the benefit of industrial measurements to fisheries


Specialising in industrial measurement technologies, Oslo, Norway-headquartered MLT Maskin & Laserteknikk is looking to further extend its provision to the fisheries and aquaculture sectors.


Icefish - The original Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition returns in June 2022


The largest commercial fishing exhibition in the North since 1984, finally returns to Kópavogur, June 8-10, 2022 after a covid enforced 5 year gap.


Exhibition to welcome bumper Danish contingent


There will be a large number of Danish companies taking part in the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition 2022, Danish Export-Fish Tech has confirmed.

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Navis PRO replicates small fishing boat expertise in larger vessels


Having quickly made its mark with its 8-metre 800 Fisher boats, young Lithuanian boat-building company UAB Navis PRO has won praise and orders for its larger 13-15 metre vessels, and is keen to showcase its work at the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition in June

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Exhibition debutant Termodizayn opens Maldives office to support local demand


Turkey-headquartered refrigeration specialists Termodizayn Termik Cihazlar San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti. has established a new branch office in the Maldives under the name Termodizayn Maldives Pvt. Ltd.


Russian, Turkish newbuilds demonstrate diversity of Nautic’s design work


Among its many ongoing projects, the Reykjavik-headquartered naval design bureau Nautic ehf has contracts in place for the design of new fishing vessels being built in Russia and Turkey.


Nova Shipyard launches four fishing boats for French clients


Tuzla, Istanbul-based based workboat builder Nova Shipyard successfully launched four new fishing vessels on 3 January 2022 in the presence of their owners, with the quartet on schedule to fulfil the contractually-planned delivery date at the end of January.

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The 2022 Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition is looking very positive, says Mercator Media’s sales executive Diane Lillo, whose role is all about being in close touch with exhibitors at the event.

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Following many months of pandemic restrictions this June’s Icefish will provide exhibitors with the long overdue facility for multiple face to face business meetings in one place. European and Global Vaccination programmes are progressing well, with planned Covid Passports relaxing travel.

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The Fish Waste for Profit conference has become an essential ingredient of each Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition and 2022 is no exception.

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Icelandic processing equipment specialist Curio delivered some of its latest systems to new factory trawler Baldvin Njálsson.

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With many years of experience with new vessels and a range of modernisation and retrofit projects, design office Nelton is participating for the first time in the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition, alongside its Icelandic partner, naval architect Navis.

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Designed by Skipasýn and built at the Astilleros Armon shipyard in Vigo, Icelandic company Nesfiskur’s new factory trawler Baldvin Njálsson GK-400 is big step up in capacity and technology over the older trawler it replaces.

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Icefish Connect is still live and open for business, with a full programme including the The Blue Economy, Women in Seafood and Fish Waste for Profit.

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Taking place between 16-18 November 2021, Icefish Connect welcomed back registered attendees and exhibitors for the final day of the virtual exhibition!




Taking place between 16-18 November 2021, Icefish Connect is a brand new virtual commercial fishing exhibition with rich and engaging content that enables visitors and exhibitors to meet and develop business.




It’s a big ask to request a prediction of the future, but in the Blue Economy discussion of IceFish Connect, that’s exactly what moderator Nick Lambert wanted, and his panel were adamant that aquaculture is only going to grow.

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Taking place between 16-18 November 2021, Icefish Connect welcomed back registered attendees and exhibitors for the second day of the virtual exhibition!

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Capelin is booming in Iceland, but marketing and climate change remain challenges.

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Part of IceFish Connect, the Fish Waste for Profit Product Utilisation session brought together some diverse angles on co-products from fish production, ranging from fish oil to fish leather and beyond.

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Taking place between 16-18 November 2021, Icefish Connect officially opened yesterday morning and welcomed registered attendees and exhibitors, all ready to network & attend the full conference programme!




There’s no doubt there’s value to be extracted from elements of seafood production that are currently under-utilised, or even not used at all – and the key message from the first Fish Waste for Profit session held as part of IceFish Connect, is that the whole chain needs to be involved for this to happen.

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Sæplast has been producing a range of tubs, boxes and other products in Dalvík and was a pioneer in such storage systems for fish. But much has changed over the years and attitudes have also changed.


A wealth of ship design experience


“We provide clients with the highest standard of marine design and engineering, and the company’s portfolio includes many projects from zero-emissions passenger ferries and ro-pax, cruise vessels, container ships, offshore vessels to yachts – and in particular fishing vessels,” said Natalia Jarocka of Nelton’s sales department.


Sparrow breakthrough with groundfish fleet


The Injector trawl doors manufactured by Mørenot and used around the world have been a real success with the Icelandic fleet, according to Mørenot Ísland’s sales manager Björn Jóhannsson, who has sold Injector doors to most leading fishing companies over the last few years.

All the content of IceFish - presented online


This includes a packed IceFish connect conference programme, including sessions from Fish Waste for Profit, and opportunities to set up meetings and watch demonstrations take place in real time.

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Brunvoll is one of the big names in propulsion technology, and the fishing and aquaculture sectors represent key areas of this Norwegian company’s activity.




Taking place between 16-18 November 2021, Icefish Connect is a brand new virtual commercial fishing exhibition with rich and engaging content that enables visitors and exhibitors to meet and develop business.

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GRP boatbuilder Trefjar has delivered new fishing vessels to both local and export markets this year, and is also making an appearance at the 2022 Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition.

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Customised propulsion technology


Over the last year the company has provided sophisticated systems to new fishing vessls such as pelagic trawler/purse seiner Odd Lundberg, built at Karstensen in Denmark for its Norwegian owners. Odd Lundberg was fitted with an innovative two-step reduction gear, allowing operating patterns to be optimised and resulting in significant fuel savings.

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New 2022 dates for 13th Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition and Awards


Marianne Rasmussen-Coulling, Events Director of Mercator Media Ltd, explained, “As it has become necessary for the Government to extend the COVID restrictions, we recognise this creates uncertainties and makes planning for our exhibitors and visitors extremely difficult. We would all prefer that this was not the case, and we were anticipating that the exhibition would be able to go ahead. Following consultation with our advisory board and stakeholders, we believe rescheduling to 2022 is the best decision for exhibitors, visitors, and for people’s safety in general.


Folla builds on Loppa’s success


A year of intensive development and testing has gone into preparing the prototype Folla, and this has worked so well that Havfront’s partner, Husøy company Br. Karlsen, who were instrumental in initiating the Folla’s development, has already taken it into regular use – and Havfront will be at this year’s Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition to showcase both Loppa and Folla machines.

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Staying safe with Ultraguard


According to the company’s Gavin Fisher, Ultraguard is fast becoming the preferred choice for vessel owners who want to combat marine growth such as mussels, barnacles and weed in their sea chests, box coolers, seawater cooling systems or on their hulls.


Distinctive design


Nautic’s St Petersburg-based partner company Nautic Rus has already designed a series of ten 82 metre factory trawlers for Russian fishing and seafood giant Norebo, and the first of these, Kapitan Sokolov, is approaching completion at the Severnaya Shipyard.


The President of Iceland to visit Icefish


Taking the tour of the exhibition on the morning of Thursday 16th September, the Icelandic President will be visiting a number of stands to meet exhibitors and to view some of the latest and most innovative products on show.

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Registration for Icefish 2021 now OPEN


By registering in advance, visitors can beat the queues. Go to the website to register and be at the front of the queue as the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition opens.


Busy Klaksvík yard - set to get busier


“We are looking forward to the exhibition in September and we want to show what we can do,” said KSS’s head of sales Jógvan S Jacobsen.


Showcasing shipbuilding at IceFish


Cemre’s track record includes a series of four innovative Skipatækni-designed trawlers that were built for Icelandic owners. Björg, Drangey, Björgúlfur and Kaldbakur were all delivered in 2017 and have fished very successfully since, confirming that the distinctive inverted bow arrangement provides a highly stable working platform.


Bringing Danish expertise to IceFish


Danish Export-Fish Tech is your access point to more than 100 Danish suppliers of equipment, solutions, technology, know-how and consultancy services. Danish Export-Fish Tech is organising the Pavilion of Denmark at Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition 2021, where participating Danish companies on Pavilion of Denmark will showcase their expertise, high quality and innovative equipment, solutions and technology to the fishing, aquaculture and fish/seafood processing industry.

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A year of big changes for Morgère


This year Morgère is leaving the location at the quayside in Saint Malo that it has occupied for a almost a century, and on 1 September production starts at a new production facility a few kilometres away. The move also provides opportunities for manufacturing systems to be updated, with new CNC machinery currently being installed.


The meeting point of the year


Torfinn Torp manages the fisheries and marine refrigeration side of the company’s activities, and these encompass everything from plate and blast freezers to brine freezing systems and RSW installations for pelagic vessels.

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Exciting times ahead for Naust Marine


With so many new fishing vessels under construction, Naust’s design, production and testing divisions are working flat-out for a variety of customers


Transforming the Blue Economy to 100% Green


This year’s gathering of seafood industry expertise aims to examine how the industry is working towards full utilisation of fish by-products and taking steps forward in the use of green technology.


Vaki Provides Smart Monitoring Equipment and Technology to Customers Globally


The company delivers a range of equipment, products and technology for fish counting and size estimation from freshwater to saltwater rearing, while collecting key data and analytics for each stage of fish production. Vaki is a recent addition to the MSD Animal Health portfolio of aquaculture solutions.


Tersan delivers Live Fish Carriers to Nordlaks


The 85 metre, 19 metre breadth Bjørg Pauline and sister vessel Harald Martin, due for delivery in September, are equipped with innovative LNG hybrid propulsion systems and technologically advanced fish handling, including lice treatment systems.

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IceFish looking positive


“IceFish is looking really good, even with the problems of the pandemic,” she said, commenting that with four months to go, roughly 80% of space at the exhibition is reserved or confirmed.

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Icefish 2021 - much more than an exhibition


Held only once every three years the 13th Icefish will return, 15-17 September 2021, with 80% of the exhibition space already booked and still over four months to go.


Familiar name - new designs


However, the current Viking designs are a long way from the original boats built back in the 1980s that established a reputation for strength and reliability. Today’s inshore fishing vessels are packed with sophisticated systems and have a carrying capacity far greater than the previous generation, as boatbuilders have responded to requirements for greater comfort and safety, more speed and higher fishing capacity.


Taking the green approach


“We’re concentrating on green systems, and we have developed an electric fishing vessel. This is a coastal longliner. Construction hasn’t started, but the development work is compete and this is ready to go,” said Bjarni Hjartarson at Navis.


Smart systems for fisheries and aquaculture


The group’s name is drawn from Environmental Technology, and the three partner companies, Evotec AS, Brimer AS and ServiTech AS, each have skills that range across the fisheries, aquaculture maritime sectors.


Shipbuilding for fishing and aquaculture


Those within the Måløy Maritime Group (MMG), a cluster representing a variety of specialist suppliers, include ship designer Skipskompetanse, which has recently concluded contracts for new vessels to be built at Larsnes Mek Verksted, one of the busiest shipyards in the region.


Global reach, Icelandic roots


The company had been a supplier to the local fishing industry for decades before seeing some serious growth as fishing gear increasingly shifted into the high-tech sector. A longstanding commitment to staying ahead by putting the effort and resources into research and development has seen Hampiðjan grow into one of the world’s largest fishing gear manufacturers with a product line that ranges from ropes and twines to complete gear ready to start fishing.


New product options for Belgian processor


Gadus has a longstanding reputation for the highest quality seafood production. Always quick to adapt and determined to be a leader in its field, Gadus has responded to the demands of a changing market by embarking on a transformation process and articulating a long-term company vision.


Closing the recycling loop


“This was one of the great advantages of the product, along with the strength of the containers, their durability and other features,” said Arnar Snorrason, Sæplast’s director of product and market development.


Unique range of services


Ísfell’s Streamline and Arctic trawl designs have long been in widespread use, and now the Arctic Force trawl has been added to the catalogue. 


Millions of tubs worldwide - now Icela


Right at the end of 2020, Industrial Solutions struck an agreement with Israeli tub and pallet producer Dolav to become their representative for Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.


Nodosa delivers latest Falklands trawler


The fleet fishing in the Falklands has been going through a process of renewal in recent years, with a number of new trawlers joining the fleet – all of which have been built by Nodosa.


Fifty-fifty, whitefish and salmon


“We specialise in tailored systems for fish processing, supplying fishing vessels, processors and also aquaculture companies producing salmon and trout. This year we have been busy with the new whitefish production plant that Samherji opened recently in Dalvík, with conveyors and other equipment. There’s a lot of our gear in there,” said CEO Kristján Karl Aðalsteinsson.


Héðinn HPP to be IceFish star of the show


Héðinn’s engineers have pioneered a new approach, developing the company’s Héðinn Protein Plant (HPP), combining simplified operation with some highly promising results in terms of energy efficiency, manpower needed to run the system, the physical footprint of the installation and outstanding product quality.


Trawl doors from recycled plastic


The designs are ready and the first production models of the Pluto doors – maintaining the tradition of using names from mythology – are expected to be ready soon.

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Mustad Autoline sets up in Iceland


Sigurður Óli Thórleifsson has been recruited from Ísfell, Mustad Autoline’s distributor in Iceland over the last five years, bringing with him extensive experience and a strong knowledge of the Mustad Autoline product range and market.

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Norwegian salmon expertise at 2021 IceFish


Although Knuro is described by its marketing manager Oddvar Raunholm as a niche supplier, it has a remarkable line-up of products, including a cleaner designed to work seamlessly with the Baader 142 gutting machine, a fish counter with a minimum 98% accuracy which tracks daily production, and a SCADA computer production management and analysis platform which goes under the name of The Boss.


Smart management for brine freezing and RSW


Behind Olen is Concarneau company ISI-Fish, which has a long back ground in fishing industry technology, including supplying a range of sophisticated electronics for pelagic vessels and longliners fishing for tuna and other species.

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First time at IceFish


Duguva has a varied production range, including electric fencing for livestock and specialised surgical bands – but its main growth in recent years has been in producing ropes and twine for the fishing and aquaculture sectors.


Wise adapts to changing business landscape


“Many elements in our everyday lives have changed due to the global Covid-19 crisis. Our sales and marketing activities at Wise Solutions are no exception, although developments have not been in quite the direction we expected. We have rarely been so busy here in sales and marketing,” he said.

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Salmon looks exciting for Baader


“We see the salmon industry in Iceland growing fast, and this is very exciting. Baader is easily the leader in salmon processing, especially in terms of gutting,” said Jón Valur Valsson.


First time at IceFish


“We can skin practically anything, and our yields are up there with the big boys,” said STEEN’s Laurenz Seesing, commenting that the company produces a comprehensive range of equipment.


Watching Iceland’s aquaculture growth


“Iceland is important for us for fishing gear, but we see the growth of aquaculture there. This is already a market for us and we see this as a sector that’s going to continue to grow,” said Vónin’s Bogi Nón.

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Adapting to changing times


One of Marel’s key ways of reaching its customers and meeting them face-to-face has been the increasingly popular ShowHows that have been held in Copenhagen, with both whitefish and salmon events held every year.

Dalvík factory sets new standards


There is a four-year development and construction process behind Samherji's new 9000 square metre groundfish processing factory, and the first landing to the new plant was made by the company's trawler Björg EA-7.

Faroese trawl doors strike lucky


The company's doors are becoming increasingly popular with the Icelandic fleet, according to Rock's managing director Hans Jákup í Liðinni, and Iceland is the company's closest export market, as all of their doors are manufactured at the Rock workshops in the Faroe Islands.

Iceland is a key market


"This is our fifth time at IceFish," the company's Dmitry Fedorov said, adding that this time they are going it alone as on previous occasions they have been part of the exhibition with a group of partner companies.

Bringing together skippers and services


Established in 2018, FishFacts has grown rapidly as an information provider, linking fishing vessel owners and skippers with service providers through its online platform. Set up by the father-and-son team of Óli and Hanus Samró, FishFacts is based around an extensive fishing vessel database which is constantly checked and updated, ...

Stronger next year


Bopp has a long background in producing specialist deck equipment for the tropical tuna purse seine fisheries as well as the French trawl sector, and has grown into new markets as it has expanded into supplying the UK and Irish fishing sectors.

Strong Danish presence


2021 promises to be no exception and the Danish pavilion is set to bring a significant group of Danish companies to IceFish, and the Danish presence will be characterised by the wide breadth of technology, solutions and competences offered to these industries by Danish companies.

New dates confirmed for 13th edition of Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition and Awards


Marianne Rasmussen-Coulling, Events Director of Mercator Media Ltd, explained the decision, "Given the global restrictions on travel and the effects that social distancing requirements will have on the operation of the exhibition, the team at Mercator Media has been examining alternatives and seeking the opinion of exhibitors. There is also ...

Síldarvinnslan invests in weighing technology


The system, delivered by Marel with Danish company Hillerslev, weighs fish as it comes ashore and the methodology is similar to systems already in use in Norway, Denmark and the Faroe Islands.

IceFish: a family affair


While Polar Fishing Gear has its range of standard trawl doors for fishing vessels of all sizes, it has never been shy of putting time and resources into research and development, and its Poseidon controllable trawl doors have already been shown to have significant potential for both pelagic and demersal ...

Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition Coronavirus Update


In light of this ongoing uncertainty being caused by COVID-19, Mercator Media Limited continues its work to stage the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition (Icefish) taking place 23-25 September and is obtaining advice on the measures needed to safely and successfully holding the event. We know flights to Iceland recommence on June ...

Changing with the times


The IceFish awards were introduced at the 1999 exhibition – and these have also evolved to reflect the way the fisheries have changed, and the latest evolution mirrors the North Atlantic seafood industry's growing focus on adding value, aquaculture and the burgeoning demand for full utilisation of by-products; extracting value ...

Breakthrough in batching and robot packing


"I'm quite confident that we will achieve a short payback time. The most significant benefit is realised in batching precision. The level of automation will also enable direct gains with labour costs," said Ásmundur Baldvinsson, manager of FISK Seafood's land-based production.

Thorbjörn trawler breaks its own record


When Grindavík-based fishing company Thorbjörn acquired the 67-metre Greenlandic trawler Sisimiut, now Tómas Thorvaldsson GK-10, part of the factory deck was refitted, with a new M700 filleting machine combined with a M825 skinning machine from Vélfag installed on board.

MMG plans strong Icefish presence


The fishing port of Måløy on the west coast of Norway is a hotspot for skills and expertise, with companies ranging from fishing gear suppliers to shipyards and naval architects.

Speakers from around the world at FWP 2020


The Iceland Ocean Cluster's Head of Innovation and Start-ups Sigurður Davíð Stefánsson has been working closely with Ocean Excellence, which was established in 2012 with the vision of bringing together the knowledge, experience and proven track records of the best engineering, marine tech and fish processing companies in Iceland in ...

IceFish 2020, COVID-19 update


The event is still six months away and we are progressing positively with arrangements to deliver the event, working closely with our partners in Iceland in line with their developing stance towards the outbreak.

Winners of the 2020 Icelandic Fisheries Bursary Awards Announced


Following the 2014 Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition, the organisers of the exhibition recognised the need to re-invest in the future of the fishing sector and introduced bursaries awarded to those currently in education within the fishing sector. The first bursaries were awarded in 2017.

French winch producer's first time at IceFish


Based at Lanvéoc on Brittany, Bopp has been the go-to option for the French fishing industry for decades, supplying both the trawler fleet with winch system and producing the highly specialised systems required by the tropical tuna purse seine sector.

Direct contact is crucial


The company has been manufacturing trawl doors at its factory on the west coast of Denmark for more than half a century, and has steadfastly refused to relocate production to cheaper parts of the world.

Full hygiene control for food production


The company's system of long-lasting, anti-microbial control for food production facilities is in widespread use in Iceland and its overseas market these innovative automatic clouding systems continues to grow steadily.

Adapting to the needs of a changing industry


A lot has changed over the years – much of this stemming from the quota system that was implemented the year before the first IceFish. Consequently, the event has responded by shifting from the original focus firmly on the catching sector to today encompass processing, seafood, aquaculture and the ...

Naust Marine: fly-shooting breakthrough


"We have been at every one since the company was established, and that's something we intend to continue," said Naust Marine's sales manager Helgi Kristjánsson.

Quality and flexibility


The yard has more than ninety years of experience behind it and has capacity to build in steel and GRP. Gondán's reputation is for delivering sophisticated vessels and for having the flexibility to introduce improvements during the construction process to meet the customer's requirements, while also meeting the strictest ...

Ice-free approach locks in flavour


Ice is the accepted method of keeping fish fresh while a fishing vessel is at sea and the icemaker is as vital a piece of equipment as the engine or the winch. All the same, ice is bulky and cumbersome. A box of groundfish is inevitably going to be 10-15%, ...

Icefish continues to grow - 60% booked


Mercator Media's events Director Marianne Rasmussen-Coulling is the driving force behind IceFish, and she recalled that the first exhibition could fit into an area of 5000m2 space at which the majority of exhibitors were local companies.

10,000 tonnes a year through Grimsby


"This is our fifth time as Grimsby Fish Market. Before that we attended with the local council and in a partnership with Hull. So we're longstanding participants," said Grimsby Fish Market's chief executive Martyn Boyers."We've been at IceFish every time since the 90s – in different guises – and we ...

Zamakona returns for 2020 IceFish


Astilleros Zamakona has a strong reputation for the quality of the work it does for the fishing fleet operating off Western Africa, as the company's yard is Gran Canaria is key to carrying out repairs and maintenance for fishing vessels working in this part of the world.The Bilbao yard is ...

Celiktrans returns to IceFish in 2020


Celiktrans has a track record of building for Iceland, having delivered three fresher trawlers operated from Reykjavík by Brim, as well as pelagic vessels.

Faroese gear for fishing and aquaculture


"An exhibition has to be worthwhile, and we see IceFish as the place to meet our Icelandic customers," said Vónin's Bogi Nón."We also always see some of our customers from other countries there, especially visitors from Canada and Greenland who come to IceFish."

Tailor-made from Lavango


"The activities behind what we're doing haven't changed. And we'll be at IceFish for the third time because we see this as the most important exhibition for the Icelandic market," said the company's CEO Kristján Karl Aðalsteinsson.

Investment and awards at Brim


The Environmental Award was presented by President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson to Brim CEO Guðmundur Kristjánsson."Brim has set targets and developed reliable methods to measure results, reduce waste and increase value of all processes. The company has reduced significantly the omission of CO2 and invested in new technology and ...

EKKÓ doors make a splash


EKKÓ doors have already been supplied to trawlers in Iceland, Sweden and the UK, and he commented that while the company's doors catch as well or better than comparable designs on the market, they have resulted in some serious fuel savings.

Marel predicts a more automated future


Speaking at the event, Marel Fish EVP Sigurður Ólason examined the growth in robotics and digitisation across the industry and how this is leads to new ways to make fuller use of raw materials.

IceFish 2020: One year to go


Since its inception in 1984, the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition has become one of the world's leading fishing events. Held only once every three years the exhibition will return in September 2020 to Kópavogur, Iceland

Hampiðjan's fibre-optic breakthrough


The company has been quietly developing its DynIce Optical Data cable for some years, focusing on overcoming the challenges of protecting the vulnerable fibre itself from elongation and bending forces in a protective jacket around three fibres within the cable itself.

Herring season ahead


Landing 600 tonnes of mackerel to Brim's factory in Vopnafjörður, skipper Theódór Thórðarson of pelagic vessel Venus said that the mackerel are moving fast, but with no clear pattern to their movements.

Demand for new fishing capacity


The company has been a regular participant over the years, going back to 1999 when BP Shipping was instrumental in building research vessel Árni Friðriksson, which was delivered by Asmar in Chile to Iceland's Marine Research Institute.Since then BP Shipping has been part of the development of much of the ...

Egersund Ísland - back to IceFish in 2020


Closely linked with the Norwegian Egersund Group and based at Eskifjörður on the east coast of Iceland, Egersund Ísland's main activity has been in purse seine and pelagic trawl gear – but they have been increasingly expanding into the serving the needs of the growing aquaculture sector in Iceland.

Vestmannaey heads new trawler series


Built for Bergur-Huginn by Vard Aukra in Norway, Vestmannaey is expected to be followed shortly by sister vessel Bergey, and then a further five for fishing companies Skinney-Thinganes, Útgerðarfélag Akureyringa and Gjögur.

Everything in one place at IceFish


The company has seen plenty of growth in the last few years, having established its own manufacturing base with its subsidiary Naust Marine Spain, and with much of the growth taking place in Russia as its fleet goes through a rapid phase of regeneration.

International pedigree


"IceFish is an established exhibition that has deep roots and an international pedigree," he said.

Turnkey deck installations from Slippurinn


The yard has signed an agreement to design, construct and install catch handling decks for two fresher trawlers. Björgúlfur is operated by Samherji, and its subsidiary company Útgerðarfélag Aureyringa operates sister vessel Kaldbakur. Both were built in Turkey in 2017, as part of a series that includes Björg, which was ...

Curio: matching the machine to the fish


"Last year was a good year, and this one has started well. There has been a lot going on in the last few years, and it all seems to be coming together at the same time," he said, adding that the delay in expanding the premises in Hafnarfjörður has been ...

Valka set to revolutionise salmon production


The new system is the high-tech Icelandic company's first step in moving beyond whitefish processing and this is designed specifically to remove pinbones from salmon fillets. It uses X-ray technology to provide detailed 3D imaging, enabling bones to be located and the tiltable robot water-jet cutters to trim and portion ...

Skaginn 3X's efficiency boosting ValuePump


The concept behind the ValuePump is a large-gauge spiral that forms the body of the system, which provides opportunities to apply a range of functions while fish are in transit from input to output.

2020 IceFish


The 13th Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition, is the longest running international Exhibition in Iceland. First held in 1984 this exhibition hosts the latest developments from the Icelandic and International industry showcasing new and innovative products and services, covering every aspect of the commercial fishing industry from catching and locating to processing ...

Fish Waste for Profit returns to Reykjavik from the 10-11 April 2019


The Iceland Ocean Cluster's mission is to create value and discover new opportunities by connecting entrepreneurs, businesses and knowledge in the marine industries. The Ocean Cluster House is an innovation hub and incubator for companies that draw on the ocean as a resource for their products, services, and ideas. 70 ...

Valka service manager for Norway and Russia


Valka is a leading supplier of high-tech processing systems for groundfish and salmon, using automation to enable highly precise processing with minimal waste and maximised yield. In 2011 it introduced its fully automated pin-bone and portion-cutting line, combining X-ray technology for locating bones and water-jet robots to portion fillets, and ...

Hampiðjan's T90 codends on DynIce Quicklines perform well


"We see that the fish pass down into the gear into the codend and live longer there that in other codend types, and that has to be a benefit in terms of better and fresher raw material."

First of new trawler series due this summer


The two trawlers for Síldarvinnslan are to replace the ten-year-old Vestmannaey and Bergey, which are operated by its subsidiary company Bergur-Huginn, and these two have been outstandingly successful fishing vessels over the years.

Winners of the 2019 Icelandic Fisheries Bursary Awards announced


Following the 2014 Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition, the organisers of the exhibition recognised the need to re-invest in the future of the fishing sector and introduced bursaries awarded to those currently in education within the fishing sector. The first bursaries were awarded in 2017.

Winners of the 2018 Icelandic Fisheries Bursary Awards announced


The two winners, both students at the Icelandic College of Fisheries, were awarded ISK 500,000 towards their respective courses. The first winner, Þórunni Eydísi Hraundal, 22, is studying Quality Control within the fishing sector and the second winner Herborg Þorláksdóttir, 56, is studying towards her qualification as a Processing Technician ...

It's positive for SÆPLAST at Icefish 2017


Used in food production and the recycling industry.

There's more than one fleet in port - Brimborg's new vehicle Business Solutions launches at Icefish.


Brimborg has a licence for Thrifty car rental in Iceland and offers variety of rental solutions both long-term and short-term as well as rental of commercial vehicles.

Icelandic Fisheries bursary award winners 2017 receive final instalment


The bursary awards, created after the 2014 Icefish exhibition aim to help support and re-invest in the future of the fishing sector.

Egersund Island supplies new workboat for Laxar fish farms


Egersund Island, part of the AKVA Group, is known as a total supplier of trawling equipment to fishing fleets and equipment for the fish farming industry worldwide; the company's robust and durable workboats are ideal for the aquaculture sector.

Fifth Sub-Chilling contract for Skaginn 3X


The Búlandstindur will have a capacity of up to 13 tonnes, making it possible for the company to pack salmon at -1°C throughout the year.

New exhibition, new customers, new orders at Icefish - a triple first for Intech International a/s


Leif Andersen, Director - Seafood at Intech International a/s, and Arnt Inge Kvalsund, Norwegian owner of family-owned Nybonia Hav A/S, today signed the contract for a new processing layout for Arnt's recently acquired pelagic boat which is currently being converted to cod trawling for the North Sea grounds.

New version DNG jigger launched at IceFish


The new product maintains all the features of the c6000i Jigging Reel which has been in use since 1995 and is well known to fishermen in many countries. The new version introduces many new and advanced features that touch on the user interface, efficiency and interoperability.

President of Iceland guest of honour at Icefish 2017


Taking a tour of the exhibition to see the latest most innovative products on show the president was able to meet and greet both exhibitors and attendees.

Opening session of 2nd Icelandic Fisheries Conference


In his speech, entitled 'We can create more value!', Thor covered the fishing industry in Iceland and the endless possibilities that exist for those looking to find a use for discarded by products. He emphasised the importance of events such as this, for uniting key individuals in this industry as ...

Opening session of 2nd Icelandic Fisheries Conference


In his speech, entitled 'We can create more value!', Thor covered the fishing industry in Iceland and the endless possibilities that exist for those looking to find a use for discarded by products. He emphasised the importance of events such as this, for uniting key individuals in this industry as ...

Bright future ahead for the byproduct reutilisation industry in Iceland and beyond


Snorri Hreggvidsson, founder and owner of Margildi, spoke about the creation of high grade fish oils but waste is a term he doesn't like. It isn't waste; it is being used for the creation of commercially viable products.

Bright future ahead for the byproduct reutilisation industry in Iceland and beyond


Snorri Hreggvidsson, founder and owner of Margildi, spoke about the creation of high grade fish oils but waste is a term he doesn't like. It isn't waste; it is being used for the creation of commercially viable products.

Business soars at Icefish 2017 after matchmaking takes off


Over 90 participants from 24 countries were in attendance yesterday, totalling just over 100 meetings taking place.

A unique tour for the Icelandic Fisheries Minister with Marel at IceFish 2017


The premiere of this virtual reality experience at IceFish provides a unique insight into automatic whitefish processing with Marel's FleXicut line. The FleXicut water-jet cutter is a prime example of the company's focus on cutting-edge innovation and technology.

Hitting the mackerel hotspot


Síldarvinnslan's Beitir is landing 1260 tonnes of mackerel caught in international waters, while the company´s other pelagic vessel Börkur started fishing in the same area yesterday morning, closely followed by Bjarni Ólafsson as soon as it finished landing its last trip. According to Beitir's chief mate Kristinn Snæbjörnsson, there was ...

7th Icelandic Fisheries Awards highlights success within the Commercial Fishing Industry


First introduced in 1999, the evening recognises and awards excellence within the Icelandic and International Fishing Industry, highlighting the most innovative and ground-breaking products and rewarding outstanding service.

Looking for the technological edge


'So, of course we are taking part in the IceFish exhibition," he said, commenting that the Icelandic market is a highly demanding one, but also a market that appreciates innovation as skippers and companies seek to constantly make their fishing more efficient.

WSI puts gender on the agenda


According to WSI co-founder Marie Christine Montfort, IceFish is an ideal opportunity for the group's first public appearance and they will be at Stand A70 to answer questions – and ask questions of their own.

IceFish opens its doors today



New Generation Longliners


"This continues the very good co-operation we have had already with the Hvide Sande Shipyard in Denmark, which is currently building a 26 metre combination netter/flyshooter for owners in Iceland," said BP Shipping's Björgvin Ólafsson. "The new Hafborg will be delivered around New Year and will be ahead of schedule. ...

Bacalao Breakthrough


"As developers and manufacturers of fishing gear and aquaculture equipment, we at Vónin always look forward to the IceFish Exhibition. It's always a very professional and well-organised event with a wide selection of decision makers present," said Vónin's Bogi Nón.

Sub-Chilling on the stand


This year the company emphasis is on whitefish, while being on-hand to inform visitors of the range that Skaginn 3X has to offer from individual pieces of equipment up to complete installations.

Fjarðanet goes wide


The thinking behind it was to come up with a single trawl that would, as far as possible, achieve the same spread as a twin-rig set of gear. Fjarðanet's designers worked on this development with the crews of Samherji and HB Grandi trawlers.

The Spanish alternative


The Astander yard has more than 140 years of experience, specialising in ship repair, maintenance and conversion – and has an impressive track record behind it, while its sister Astican shipyard is based in Gran Canaria, off the Atlantic coast of north Africa and close to some of the most ...

New semi-pelagic doors at IceFish


This year Morgère will be at IceFish in its usual spot with their Ísfell colleagues on stand D20, where they will be presenting the Exocet trawl doors that have performed well across the company's markets around the world, as well as the recently introduced Osprey semi-pelagic doors.

Fine first trip for Engey


Engey is one of the new generation of trawlers, the first of three built for HB Grandi at Celiktrans in Turkey, while Samherji and Fisk Seafood have four newbuilds between them from the Cemre yard.

Environmental awareness is fundamental


Markets for Oddi's products include Spain, the USA, Asia and the UK, and the company's products have gained a constant reputation for good performance.

BV sponsors IceFish award


For the last two years Bureau Veritas has been working with Icelandic fishing companies HB Grandi and Ísfélagið. HB Grandi has built two pelagic vessels and has built two demersal trawlers at the Celiktrans yard in Turkey, with the third due for delivery before the end of this year, while ...

Those planning on going to IceFish 2017 get HUGE and exciting news!


But what can an app really do to improve your experience at IceFish?

The Salted Cod Volcano - The first 3D Food Printed Icelandic Salted Cod


The company has been a major supplier to the Russian fleet since it began producing fishing gear, and has exported trawl gear around the world for a variety of pelagic fisheries from the southern Pacific to the north Atlantic, but its Nordic breakthrough came with a trawl supplied to one ...

Beat the queue at IceFish


By registering in advance, visitors can beat the queues and save over 20%. Go to the website to register and be at the front of the queue as the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition opens.

Better redfish selectivity with four-panel codend


A team from the Marine Research Institute and the Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland joined skipper Heimir Guðbjörnsson and HB Grandi's fresher trawler Helga María for a trip on redfish to assess the selectivity of a T90 codend.

Irish deck equipment expertise comes to Iceland


The company has grown steadily since it was established by Eunan Kennedy as a modest family business and now occupies a 2100 square metres of workshop space in Ireland's premier fishing port of Killybegs.

This year's IceFish 41% up on 2014


Receiving strong interest from around the world on the upcoming Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition and Events Director Marianne Rasmussen Coulling said there is no doubt this is Iceland's international showcase event.

Ný-Fiskur invests in second FleXicut system


This makes Ný-Fiskur's new FleXicut machine for its Sandgerði plant that processes around 6000 tonnes of raw material annually, with exports mainly routed to Belgium and other European outlets. This new machine is the tenth Marel FleXicut sold onto the Icelandic market.

IceFish always works well for us


The company goes back to 2002 when it was established in Hafnarfjörður, specifically to produce hexagonal mesh trawls, a variety of pelagic trawl gear that had been popular in the 1970s but which had fallen out of favour.

IceFish regular


The company has branched out in new directions in recent years, building on its long experience of electric winches and electrical management systems to expand into producing its own winches.

Síldarvinnslan to upgrade demersal fleet


The vessels in question are Barði and Gullver, operated by Síldarvinnslan itself, and Vestmannaey and Bergey which are operated by subsidiary company Bergur-Huginn.Barði was built in 1989 and Gullver is a 1983 veteran, while Vestmannaey and Bergey were built for Bergur-Huginn in 2007.Preparation work on replacing the company's demersal ...

Ray Hilborn at World Seafood Congress


Speaking on the subject of ‘Rebuilding harvest - trends in fish stocks around the world,' Ray Hilborn's presentation will focus on trends in fish stocks around the world, and on where rebuilding and sustainable harvest is happening and where it is not. He will explore the relationship between fisheries ...

Top Microsoft commendation for Wise


A regular exhibitor at IceFish, Wise offers systems are tailored to the needs of the fishing and processing sectors, and which are built around a core of Microsoft technology.“It's an honour to present Wise with the Iceland Country Partner of the Year 2017 award,” said Ron Huddleston, vice-President at ...

Newbuilds launched in China


Breki, built for Westman Islands company Vinnslustöðin, has been launched after its final visit to the slipway and sister vessel Páll Pálsson for Ísafjörður company Gunnvör is not far behind. The pair are expected to leave later this summer for the delivery trip to Iceland that will take them ...

IceFish Industry Awards


The entry closing date is 31st July, so enter now!

Taking high-tech to sea


Valka's focus is strongly on high-spec hardware combined with über-smart software to provide highly advanced fish processing systems that meet the needs of an extremely demanding industry.The company's flagship has been its portioning machine that incorporates X-ray technology to locate pinbones in fillets, coupling this with precise 3D imaging ...

Sólberg christened in Siglufjörður


The new Sólberg has been delivered by the Tersan yard in Turkey and is the most sophisticated fishing vessel of its kind in the Icelandic fleet. It replaces two older vessels, Mánaberg which built in Spain in 1972, and Sigurbjörg, which was built in Iceland in 1987.Sólberg has an ...

DS-Concept opens Iceland branch


The new branch in Reykjavik will service its growing client base of trading companies and processors in the seafood and consumer goods industries, and the company will be exhibiting at IceFish this year as part of its drive to further establish its presence on the Icelandic market and to ...

Fewer sensors, more functions


“A decade or two ago there were 120-130 large fishing vessels in the Icelandic fleet, and today we are down to a fleet of around fifty larger and more sophisticated vessels instead. The new Sólberg is a perfect example, with one new trawler replacing two older ones.”As the fleet ...

Taking processing to new levels


According to Curio's Elliði Hreinsson, the engineer who was determined to build a better filleting machine when the company was originally established in the Icelandic port of Hafnarfjörður, the intention was to be able to offer a high, constant yield for whitefish processors.Curio's machines offer an accessible interface with ...

Knarr Maritime launched


The new company, Knarr Maritime, is headed by managing director Haraldur Árnason who joins it after more than twenty years with fishing gear supplier Hampiðjan. Knarr brings together naval architects Nautic and Skipatækni, which are responsible for the designs of many of the latest generation of fishing vessels joining ...

Celiktrans sees Nordic potential


Pelagic vessels Víkingur and Venus were delivered to HB Grandi in 2015 to replace four older vessels and the company went back to Celiktrans for its three new-generation Nautic-designed demersal vessels, with Engey already delivered and about to start fishing, and Akurey and Viðey are making rapid progress towards ...

HB Grandi seeks bids for freezer trawler


The company invested in two pelagic vessels built at ​Celiktrans in Turkey to replace its three older vessels that have since been sold, one to Norway and two to other Icelandic companies. These are being followed by a trio of new demersal trawlers, also being built at Celiktrans. The ...

Iceland's trawl door specialist


He said that the company will be taking part in IceFish this year, and has a long record of participation.“We have been involved from the first exhibition in 1984, and back then it was as J Hinriksson,” he added.The son of trawl door pioneer Jósafat Hinriksson, Atli Jósfatsson has ...

Armon - a new face at IceFish


“This year we have decided to take part in IceFish in Reykjavik mainly due to the increased demand from Icelandic and North Atlantic clients for quotations for the newbuilding of fishing vessels,” said the yard's sales director Ricardo Garcia.“As fuel prices have stabilised, there seems to be a ...

Fleet back fishing


Much of the fleet was on the starting blocks, ready to sail as soon as the results of the unions' membership ballot was announced, and much of the pelagic fleet left the quays that evening.Two of Síldarvinnslan's pelagic vessels, Börkur and Beitir, were on their way back to discharge ...

Quality pays off


The yard has acquired a strong reputation for the quality of its newbuilds and ship repair is also an important part of the yard's work.“We see Iceland as an interesting market with opportunities there for us. Nodosa is a traditional builder of fishing vessels and this is a sector ...

First choice for transport


The company is a regular exhibitor at IceFish, where its staff get the opportunity to meet customers from all over Iceland.Covering the whole industrial spectrum from agriculture to shipping and the seafood industry, Íslyft's range extends from straightforward pallet jacks and spare parts to a heavy-duty lifting equipment capable ...

Winners of the 2017 Icelandic Fisheries Bursary Awards announced


After the 2014 Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition the organisers recognised the need to re-invest in the future of the fishing sector, and this took shape by setting aside ISK2 million for candidates looking to specialise in 3 different areas at the Icelandic College of Fisheries in Grindavik (Fisktaekniskolinn in Grindavik). ...

New Minister of Fisheries in Iceland


The Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition,#IceFish17, is very pleased to welcome a new Minister of Fisheries in Iceland, Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, and looks forward to a fruitful and pleasant collaboration with her and her ministry as the preparations for Iceland's best fisheries show are in full swing (don't forget to register!). Minister ...

Engey arrives home


Engey is the first of three new groundfish trawlers for HB Grandi, and the first of a new generation of whitefish vessels being built at yards in Turkey, Norway and China for Icelandic operators, with both freezers and fresher vessels under construction.

WSI launches at IceFish


WSI aims at promoting women's contribution to the seafood industry and this will be the very first time that a women's association has a stand at a fishing industry trade.

It's The Exhibition…


Over the years its business has spread from its origins in agriculture to the wider manufacturing and industrial sectors, while Landvélar's core activities remain service and consultancy for pneumatic and hydraulic fluid-driven, high and low pressure transmission and control systems, as well as consultancy and advice for the provision of ...

Good year for Gullberg


They all come to IceFish


The blue trawl doors are a familiar sight at practically every exhibition. The company's staff are generally on their feet from the moment an exhibition opens its doors, and the trio representing Thyborøn Trawldoor at every event have a longstanding affection for IceFish. Iceland has long been a strong ...

Top service, top stand


“We're the oldest and largest fuel company in Iceland,” said Skeljungur sales manager Thorsteinn Pétursson.

Leading associations support IceFish 2017


This long-running event started in 1984 and has, since the first exhibition, more than doubled in size. The three year cycle of the show is a direct response to the wishes of the exhibiting companies, as it ensures they have new products on display at each event. The exhibition covers ...

The Icelandic Market


The Icelandic fisheries are at the forefront of sophistication in terms of technology, from navigation and fish-detection through to gear and equipment. The recent upgrading of Iceland's fishing vessels is well underway, bringing more energy efficient technology, new generation on-board handling and ice-less storage. The pelagic fleet completed its renewal ...

The Icelandic Market


The Icelandic fisheries are at the forefront of sophistication in terms of technology, from navigation and fish-detection through to gear and equipment. The recent upgrading of Iceland's fishing vessels is well underway, bringing more energy efficient technology, new generation on-board handling and ice-less storage. The pelagic fleet completed its renewal ...

Smart cooling wins award


The award is sponsored by insurance company TM and the outstanding entry was judged to be the system for cooling groundfish to a temperature of 0.7°C and salmon to -1.5°C. The award went to Gunnar Thórðarson at research and innovation group Matís and Albert Högnason of 3X Technology.

Iceland's 100% drive


The building became empty when Hampiðjan relocated several years ago from the Reykjavík quayside to its new purpose-built headquarters on the Skarfabakki quayside which has easier deep water access for larger vessels. Initially the Ocean Cluster was a modest affair, the vision of Thór Sigfússon who was determined to create ...

Egersund Ísland to exhibit at IceFish 2017


“Before that our parent company, Egersund Trål in Norway, took part in the exhibition every three years. Since Egersund Ísland was established in 2004, they've been there to support us,” said Stefán Ingvarsson who manages Egersund Ísland, based at Eskifjörður.

French doors for Icelandic conditions


Morgère works closely with its Icelandic distributor Ísfell, which brings the trawl door designer into close contact with skippers to work on developments and new ideas, and several times Morgère's design team has come up with ways to resolve problems that Icelandic skippers have been faced with.

Demersal up, pelagic down


Demersal landings were up over the last quota year by 24,000 tonnes bringing the total demersal catch to 488,000 tonnes. The overall catch came to 1,047,000 tonnes, according to the figures made available by the Directorate of Fisheries.The 2015-16 cod allocation of 235,000 tonnes was added to with 8,531 tonnes ...

TVG Zimsen appointed official logistics company for Icefish 2017


Owned by shipping company Eimskip, TVG Zimsen is a freight forwarding specialist and is IceFish's official logistic partner, handling both inward freight and dealing with equipment and exhibits that need to be returned once the exhibition is over.

Quality means value


A reception was held at Vinnslustöðin (VSV) factory last weekend, with more than four hundred guests invited to look over the company's pelagic processing factory following its having been re-equipped and upgraded with blast freezer technology, with a great deal of automation incorporated in the new facility.

Icelandair Group Sponsors IceFish


“They have been behind us right from the inception of the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition in 1984 and we are naturally very pleased to be able to continue this longstanding co-operation with Icelandair Group whose daughter companies are Icelandair, Iceland's premier air carrier which has an excellent network of routes linking ...

IceFish, a key platform for Denmark


The Danish Export Association's Fish Tech Group has had an increasingly visible and energetic presence at IceFish going back many years and 2017 will be no exception as a substantial group of Danish companies with expertise ranging from refrigeration to engines to fishing gear are expected to take part in ...

Groundfish fleet's turn for fleet renewal


Fishing companies Ísfélagið, Síldarvinnslan and HB Grandi have all taken delivery of new pelagic vessels in the last couple of years, and now a series of new demersal vessels is about to be delivered, starting at the end of this year.

Sæplast, revolutionising fish handling


The arrival of the Sæplast tub revolutionised much of the way the fishing industry operated as boxes were phased out of the fishrooms of fishing vessels from large trawlers to inshore day boats and tubs took their places. At the same time, processing ashore changed out of all recognition as ...

Mixing business and pleasure


The company's focus is on servicing all sectors of the fleet, with a range that covers everything from inshore jigging boats all the way up to the largest purse seiners. According to managing director Gunnar Skúlason, Ísfell doesn't stop at fishing gear, but also carries an inventory of stores the ...

Groundfish's turn for fleet renewal


The pelagic fleet has been through much of this process already. Ísfélagið, Síldarvinnslan and HB Grandi have all taken delivery of new vessels in the last couple of years, and now it's the turn of the groundfish fleet with both freezers and fresher trawlers on the way.

Key route to industry decision-makers


The first exhibition in 1984 was held in Reykjavík, Icefish outgrew its original venue in the late nineties and relocated to its new home at the Smárinn Sports Hall in Kópavogur.2017 is set to be no exception as the interest in IceFish continues to grow steadily. 2014 brought both ...

Key platform


The list of Hampiðjan's achievements is a striking one, ranging from self-spreading ropes and innovative trawl gear designs to the key factor of the materials used for constructing a variety of fishing gears.

World leading technology from Iceland


It has become a brand that can be seen practically everywhere, with the distinctive Marel logo visible on scales and grading systems in auction halls, on fishing vessels and in processing plants all over the world. Over the years Marel has grown significantly, and today has its Icelandic base at ...

Mackerel season in full swing


The mackerel season takes place at the height of summer, before the fleet switches its attention to herring in the early autumn. At present factories in the Westmann Islands, Vopnafjörður and several east coast ports are seeing regular landings of mackerel for processing, and the shore-based processing industry has rapidly ...

Industry support for IceFish


Organisations that have already confirmed their support for the 2017 IceFish exhibition include those who have provided invaluable support in previous years, including the Ministry of Industry and Innovation and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, both of which are directly concerned with Iceland's fisheries.

IceFish 2017 looking strong


More than a quarter of the companies participating in the 2014 exhibition have already booked their spaces for next year's event. With the 2017 sales brochure due to be made available to our entire client database later this month, we are expecting regular exhibitors from Iceland and other countries to ...

First IceFish Bursary Awards set for this year


The bursary will be awarded at the end of this year with ISK 1 million available for two candidates to start their studies in January next year, with a second bursary to be awarded to two further candidates in 2017. Applications for the bursary are open to candidates who have ...

Planning well under way


The advisory board have already met to discuss plans for September 2017, including the creation of new Bursary Awards with 2,000,000 ISK put aside in 2014. A new high tech registration system is also planned to speed up registration and entry into Icefish.After listening to feedback from the last event, ...

Why attend or exhibit at Icefish?


The 2017 show will be the 12th in the series and the previous event, held in 2014, saw an encouraging air of optimism as many exhibitors secured large orders. Not only was attendance up on the 2011 event by 12% to 15,219, but the number of countries from which attendees ...

Attending Seafood Expo Global?


Marianne Rasmussen-Coulling, Events Director and Mark Saul, World Fishing Magazine will be in Brussels next week to promote Icefish 2017. If you'd like to meet with them whilst at the exhibition, then please email on:

Icefish Bursary Awards


Icefish's organisers strive to both improve Icefish from event to event, but also re-invest money into the local fishing sector, and the creation of a bursary award is a great example of this.

Icefish - what's new in 2017?


Small Business Zone This new offering will be a showcase for up-and-coming companies and small businesses spanning the commercial fishing industry. These ready-made stands will be a cost effective way for first time exhibitors and smaller companies to attend Icefish, and experience the excellent networking opportunities the exhibition has ...

World Seafood Congress to coincide with Icefish


The World Seafood Congress, previously held in Washington DC, US; St. Johns, Canada and Grimsby, UK, brings together a global audience of seafood processors and importers, academia, public and private organisations, fish inspectors and government. The Congress focuses on trading initiatives and developments in the seafood sector, and will be ...

New for 2017 - Small Business Zone


This new zone will comprise of ready-made stands, which will be a cost effective way for first time exhibitors and smaller companies to attend Icefish and experience the excellent networking opportunities the exhibition has to offer.

New for 2017 - Small Business Zone


This new zone will comprise of ready-made stands, which will be a cost effective way for first time exhibitors and smaller companies to attend Icefish and experience the excellent networking opportunities the exhibition has to offer.

Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition, Awards and Conference 2017 dates announced


IceFish celebrated its 30th anniversary during the 2014 exhibition, the 11th exhibition in the series, which has seen the event more than double in size over the past decade.

Protecting the North-East Atlantic


The Allis Shad, Azorean Limpet, Sea Lamprey and Intertidal Mussel Beds all saw their protection extended. The meeting also agreed to adopt guidelines to reduce the impact of offshore installation lighting on birds in the OSPAR maritime area.

Upcycling fisheries byproducts


The company launched The Salmon Leather Project on Kickstarter on 27 May, and passed its $17,500 funding goal within 24 hours.

World's first industrial plant for copepods


C-Feed (a spin-off from SINTEF) has so far produced copepods on a small scale in Trondheim, Norway, but when the new plant opens in the autumn, the company will start by increasing its production by a factor of 10. Using unique technology from SINTEF, the new factory, which is ...

MEPs delay discard sanctions


"The new rules oblige fishermen to land all fish caught during a fishing trip. It will be extremely difficult to implement, especially for multi-species and artisanal fisheries. Our common concern is to preserve fisheries resources while maintaining a viable economy. The agreement we have found helps mitigate some of the ...

Technologies for sustainable fishing



Russian salmon enters MSC assessment


The fishery is located in the western part of the Kamchatka Peninsula on the Sea of Okhotsk coast and the lower reaches of six large coastal rivers. The Vityaz-Avto - Delta group was founded in the late 1990s and its Ozernaya river sockeye salmon fishery was the first in ...

ISSF reveals updated status of stocks



Downlighting and Upcycling at the Oddi Exhibition Stand


The company breakdown is 75% packaging and 25% print and they are continually looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Their stand at the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition was a good example of this with the floor of the stand originating from wooden pallets made from sustainable wood. When the ...

Feeding a generation the Icelandic way


Traditionally, Icelandic people include a high percentage of fish in their diets, however changing behaviour and access to larger supermarkets has meant a decline in local fishmongers over the past 20 years. Children and teenagers are turning towards high sugar diets which is of concern to the Icelandic Government who ...

Inaugural IceFish Conference inspired topical debates


With the topic of Fish Waste for Profit - Maximising Return by Utilising the Entire Fish, the Conference provided delegates with a fascinating insight into the many products can be made from what would have been previously discarded parts of fish.

IceFish 2014 once more delivers superb results


IceFish 2014 exhibitor, the Polish shipyard, Nauta, has announced that it has won business for a hull build that is destined for Norway, as well as currently having two hulls under construction for a Danish firm.

Highlights from Icefish 2014


Opening CeremonyIceFish 2014 commenced with the Opening Ceremony and the event was officially opened by the Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, in the presence of the Mayor of Kópavogur, Ármann Ólafsson and the guest of honour, the President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.

Enthusiasm at IceFish


The newly developed system is already in use onboard two Eimhamar Seafood vessels. It is designed for longliners from 30ft, setting and hauling 6-30,000 hooks inshore and often on rocky seabeds. The system requires little space and is reliable and easy to maintain. The company also tells World Fishing ...

New products and new contracts


Brand new at the exhibition is the IP67 Compact Bench Scale SJ-WP from AandD Company. The unique construction of the scale offers a number of innovations in hygiene and weight management, and the low cost makes it affordable for factories where many scales are required. As the scale is ...

Safe2Land sold at IceFish


Delivery is expected next week. Holmar Svansson, Sales and Marketing Director of Tubs Europe at Promens tells World Fishing and Aquaculture that, following accidents in the Faroe Islands and Norway in the last week, the focus on safety is more important than ever. The system has been specially designed ...

IceFish important to HB Grandi


“Many of us spend time there at the exhibition. This is a key arena to meet our main collaborators and service companies, such as the shipyards we are working with, equipment suppliers, insurance companies, fuel suppliers and those involved in research and innovation in the seafood industry,” said HB ...

IceFish Conference deemed ‘highly informative'


The sessions were regarded as highly informative and inspiring, with industry leading experts providing a fascinating insight into the many products that can be made from previously discarded parts of a fish, which can be often sold at extremely high prices.Fish skin, for example, as well as being turned into ...

Celebrating success at the Icelandic Fisheries Awards


Held at the beautiful Gerðarsafn Art gallery, and forming part of the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition, the event commenced with a cocktail reception which provided excellent networking opportunities for all.

IceFish 2014 Round Up


Over 500 exhibitors were in attendance, from 32 countries. Visitor attendance at the event rose to over 13,500 compared with the previous event in 2011, making this the highest ever attended Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition.

Innovative bird dispersal system launched at IceFish


Used, and constantly undergoing improvement, in the UK for over 20 years, Fuglavarnir's solutions are being used in Iceland to protect fishing vessels from flocks of unwanted birds as well as nesting birds. The Scarecrow Bio Acoustic System broadcasts an alarm distress call which provides successful bird dispersal and helps ...

Namibian Minister of Fisheries guest at IceFish


The delegation included: Dr Samuel Chief Ankama - Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources of Namibia, Mr Cornelius Bundje - Director of Namibian Maritime Fisheries Institute (NAMFI), Mr Clive Cambogarere - HoD Navigation at NAMFI, Ms Elisabeth Ndivayele - Senior Biologist at Ministry of Fisheries and ...

IceFish exhibition talks international language of business


Bekina NV - Stand A73

Making the most from limited resources


One company involved in the extraction of fish oil, is Hiller GmbH on Stand A102. Hiller GmbH manufacture decanter centrifuges and systems for solid-liquid separation. The machine is used to extract oil from the fish which is sold separately to ensure a maximum yield. The machines come in two ...

The weird and the wonderful at IceFish


Colourful, bustling and never dull, IceFish has pulled out all the stops this year to provide visitors with a truly exciting and interactive experience. Satellite dishes, conveyor belts and food processing machines give people the opportunity to watch in amazement.

Enthusiasm at IceFish


The newly developed system is already in use onboard two Eimhamar Seafood vessels. It is designed for longliners from 30ft, setting and hauling 6-30,000 hooks inshore and often on rocky seabeds. The system requires little space and is reliable and easy to maintain. The company also tells World Fishing ...

New products and new contracts


Brand new at the exhibition is the IP67 Compact Bench Scale SJ-WP from AandD Company. The unique construction of the scale offers a number of innovations in hygiene and weight management, and the low cost makes it affordable for factories where many scales are required. As the scale is ...

Safe2Land sold at IceFish


Delivery is expected next week.

IceFish important to HB Grandi


“Many of us spend time there at the exhibition. This is a key arena to meet our main collaborators and service companies, such as the shipyards we are working with, equipment suppliers, insurance companies, fuel suppliers and those involved in research and innovation in the seafood industry,” said HB Grandi's ...

Last chance to visit IceFish for 3 years


This year's event is helping to spread optimism throughout the Icelandic commercial fishing industry, with many visitors and exhibitors from Iceland and a large number from overseas (including Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Israel, Australia, Turkey, France, USA, Canada, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Faroe Islands, Norway, UK and more) making this a truly ...

6th Icelandic Fisheries Awards highlight success


As part of the globally renown Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition (dubbed IceFish), and taking place on day one of the event which lasts until Saturday 27 September, the Awards evening has become synonymous with the venue; the beautiful Gerðarsafn Art gallery.

President of Iceland guest of honour at the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition 2014


After the opening the Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture fired a 200 year old canon outside the exhibition hall and declared the exhibition officially open.

Capto makes for easier handling


‘A few years ago we started using overbraided twine, but we weren't sure that simply overbraiding standard Super-12 was the answer,' Jógvan S. Jacobsen of the company's pelagic gear division said. ‘There are plenty of factors to take into consideration, including hardness and softness.

IceFish exhibitor, Brammer, to showcase extensive MRO offering at the event


Operating in 19 countries, Brammer established its dedicated Icelandic operation in 2008. It now boasts a rapidly expanding customer base across a broad spectrum of industries, each enjoying all the benefits of the extensive product range and unrivalled service of the Brammer Group.Brammer is sponsoring the registration area, website and ...

MAN Propulsion Packages for New Trawler Series


Icelandic trawler operators, HB Grandi, Vinnslustodin hf. and Hradfrystihusid Gunnvör, have announced that they has ordered new-builds based on two different ship designs from specialist fishing-vessel consultants and designers, Nautic and Skipasýn.Optimised for safety, operational economy and pulling power, the 50-metre-plus vessel series differ in their choice of specified propeller, ...

The Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition 2014 - Open till Saturday


The Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition 2014 opens its doors at 10am tomorrow morning. To help you plan your visit here is some useful information:

The Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition 2014 - Open till Saturday


The Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition 2014 opens its doors at 10am tomorrow morning. To help you plan your visit here is some useful information:

Only two days to go till IceFish


It only happens once every three years so if you miss it this year then your next opportunity to attend will not be until 2017! If you've not booked your ticket yet then don't worry - simply turn up at Smárinn / Fifan halls in Kópavogur and book your ...

Nofir - bringing value to marine waste!


Norfir collects equipment from net lofts, fishing vessels, ports and other places all over Europe and has created a system for collecting discarded equipment from the marine industry in Europe, Nofir was established in 2008 in Norway, in response to the increasing problem of net and ropes utilisation reported by ...

Keep up to date with Icefish Social


It contains the latest information from the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition and the IceFish Conference as well as providing links to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest. We'll be updating throughout the event with topical news, session and speakers information, announcing the award winners and any other information which we ...

Exhibition opening this Thursday 25 September


The exhibition begins with the Opening Ceremony, at the Smarrin School at 10 am and will continue with the exhibition all day and end with the Awards Ceremony in the evening.The Awards Ceremony, will highlight and reward companies who have made a positive contribution to the fishing sector either with ...

Only three days to go until IceFish - book your place today!


With 13,000 people due to visit and over 500 exhibitors, the IceFish event is set to be bigger and better than ever.This year the exhibition begins with the Opening Ceremony and then continues with the IceFish Conference, a Matchmaking Event, the Awards Evening and a further two Conferences on Friday ...

President of Iceland to Open IceFish 2014


The exhibition is a record sell out with every stand booked and a waiting list for companies who would like to exhibit.The event is extremely important both to Iceland and to international companies involved in all areas of the fishing industry. The presence of the President of Iceland, the Minister ...

Five reasons to book the IceFish Conference


Why book this conference?

Dutch delegation book for IceFish


Organisers of the event are delighted by the number of international delegates booking their places on this tri-ennial exhibition.

IceFish blog up and running


This week's blog includes the following posts: Spotlight on Aquaculture Services, Maximising Environmental and Financial Returns from Fish Wastage, Latest from IceFish Social, Get more from IceFish Social and IceFish 2014 - Event Snapshot.Check back over the next couple of weeks for the latest posts from IceFish. It will be ...

Exhibits complement IceFish Conference - 'Fish Waste for Profit'


Innovative new processing techniques are being researched and developed to ensure high yield for each catch and maximum use of fish waste and in view of this IceFish will be launching its ‘Fish Waste for Profit' conference alongside the main exhibition.The conference will look at ways to utilise the whole ...

Record number of exhibitors at IceFish Exhibition


With only two weeks until the event, the IceFish Events Team are receiving bookings on a daily basis.Why should you visit the IceFish Exhibition? The chance to see this number of exhibitors in one place only happens every three years. International and Icelandic Exhibitors will be displaying their ...

Brammer at IceFish 2014


Operating in 19 countries, Brammer established its dedicated Icelandic operation in 2008. It now boasts a rapidly expanding customer base across a broad spectrum of industries, each enjoying all the benefits of the extensive product range and unrivalled service of the Brammer Group.Brammer is sponsoring the registration area, website and ...

Have you booked your accommodation for IceFish?


To confirm that you have accommodation during your visit to the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition visit the IceFish online hotel booking page for quick and speedy reservations.Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura is a newly refurbished hotel located in the beautiful surroundings of Öskjuhlíð hill and Nauthólsvík beach, just a short walk from ...

IceFish Exhibition - 30 years since its inception


This year is no exception as the event continues to grow. IceFish will still have the old favourites including the impressive exhibition which is at the heart of the event, and also the 6th Awards Ceremony which celebrates and recognises excellence in companies within the commercial fishing sector for their ...

Canada and USA book IceFish Conference


The conference will provide information on the most effective way to maximise revenue from every catch and how to utilise fish waste so that profit per yield can be maximised.It will look at what it means to the fishing industry and the impact on the environment. Organisations already involved in ...

Eimskip sponsors lanyards


This coincides with the company's 100th year anniversary having been in businesses since 17th January 1914, making it the oldest shipping company in Iceland. - See more at:

Spotlight on the Faroe Islands Pavilion at IceFish


Rock Trawl Doors is one of the leading providers of trawl doors for the fishing industry. Based in the Faroe Islands, the company supplies trawl doors to clients worldwide. Rock Trawl Doors delivers improved fuel economy compared with bottom trawl doors, and the trawl itself has improved due to the ...

Time to get interactive - IceFish goes social


The channels provide an insight into all aspects of both IceFish and the commercial fishing sector. Follow IceFish on Twitter at for updates on the exhibition, conference, innovations and breaking news.

Samhentir sponsor delegate carrier bags at IceFish Exhibition


The company, a leader in specialist packaging, holds stocks of boxes, cartons, sheets, bags, cardboard, plastic, tape and everything necessary to care for goods in their extensive warehouse.Samhentir works with a wide array of manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, including food processing companies both in Iceland and overseas, and offer guidance ...

Turkish shipyard builds pelagic vessels for Iceland


The Turkish based company is expecting the first vessel is to be delivered in early 2015 followed by the second ship in the autumn of the same year. The first new-build is expected to replace a pair of 53-year old vessels, Víkingur and Lundey.The vessels will measure 80 metres overall ...

Six weeks to go - have you booked your place for IceFish?


With visitors and exhibitors from around the world, this is the perfect opportunity to visit the exhibition and network with those in the industry. Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of the 11th IceFish Exhibition. In 2011 there was an attendance of 13,547 and exhibitors and delegates came ...

IceFish proves popular with VIPs from near and far


They attend to network and create business opportunities with companies and organisations from within the fishing industry.The popularity of IceFish always draws interest from eminent individuals, from around the world, who work within the commercial fishing sector.This year embassies from Israel to America, Denmark to Iran have been liaising with ...

The 10th Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition opens today!


With a fleet of 1,582 registered fishing vessels landing 1,125 million tonnes of fish, the Icelandic fleet represents state of the art of fisheries technology. This hub of fishing technology means there is always something new on offer.Skippers and owners update and modernise their fleets frequently and the Icelandic Fisheries ...

Register now - only 22 days until Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition is officially open


This year, exhibitors have booked their space earlier than usual, attendees have started registering sooner and along with a bustling exhibition, inspirational Awards Evening and several conferences, including the new IceFish Conference 2014, it looks set to be the busiest IceFish event ever.So what's happening in 2014? Thursday 25 SeptemberExhibition ...

Welcome - from Iceland, to Iceland


Many Icelandic companies will be joining the multitude of international exhibitors for the IceFish event. Dubbed ‘the ultimate commercial fisheries showcase', IceFish promises to deliver a packed event attended by all the key members within the industry.The exhibitors cover every aspect of product and service directly involved or associated with, ...

IceFish welcomes companies new and old


This is why exhibitors book and the reason many return time after time. The benefits are numerous, with over 500 exhibitors expected this year, half of which are overseas exhibitors, it looks set to be a bumper year for business.In an extremely busy industry, with budget and time constraints, the ...

Will your company be a winner at the Icelandic Fisheries Awards?


It will only take ten minutes of your time to nominate a company.The Icelandic Fisheries Awards Ceremony and Reception, which will take place on Thursday 25 September and is hosted by the Icelandic Ministry of Industries and Innovation and the City of Kópavogur, recognises companies who work hard to produce ...

IceFish Conference 2014 - Maximising return: utilising the entire fish


The new conference, organised by Mercator Media Ltd, is being pioneered by the Icelandic government, companies already involved in processing the whole fish and Matís - an independent, government owned research company pursuing research and development for the food and biotechnology industries. The conference will address the issues and techniques ...

IceFish Conference 2014 - Maximising return: utilising the entire fish


The new conference, organised by Mercator Media Ltd, is being pioneered by the Icelandic government, companies already involved in processing the whole fish and Matís - an independent, government owned research company pursuing research and development for the food and biotechnology industries. The conference will address the issues and techniques ...

Icelandic Fisheries Awards 2014 - deadline extended


If your company has launched a product in the last three years that has made a significant contribution to the fishing industry, or if you are a fisherman that uses such a product, then please nominate that product to us by completing and returning the entry form below.

Online hotel booking facility now available!


Reykjavik is one of the most hospitable cities of the world and is home to nearly 150,000 Icelanders, nearly 50 per cent of the country's population. With a wealth of hotels, high-class restaurants, nightclubs, theatre and recreational facilities, including the world famous blue lagoon natural geothermic spa, which is located ...

Icefish values Exhibition and Awards sponsors


Vónin, a leading fishing gear designer and manufacturer, is sponsoring the Outstanding Icelandic Skipper award at the Icelandic Fisheries Awards 2014.

Exhibition to be opened by Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture and Mayor of Kópavogur


The Opening ceremony of the 2014 Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition will take place on 25 September 2014. The Exhibition will be officially opened by Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Icelandic Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture and Ármann Ólafsson, the Mayor of Kópavogur.

Icefish 2014 welcomes large number of new international exhibitors


New international exhibitors include:

Matchmaking Event launched at Icefish 2014!


The Icefish 2014 matchmaking event will be held on 25 September 2014 during the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition at the exhibition venue, Fifan, Kopavogur. Organised by Innovation Center Iceland, coordinator of the Enterprise Europe Network Iceland and co-organised by the Sector Group Maritime Industries and Services of the Enterprise Europe ...

Icelandic Fisheries Awards 2014 - entries deadline 1 July 2014


Hosts, Ministry of Industries and Innovation and the City of Kópavogur, will be present to announce the winners of the awards at the Awards Ceremony on the opening night of the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition on 25 September 2014.

Why Icefish 2014 will be a sell out


“We sold all the machinery we had for sale - and more! I think Eimskip will need to buy a new freighter to move all the equipment we've sold! ” Jóhann Ólafur Ársælsson, Manager, Ásafl ehf

Outstanding Icelandic Skipper Award sponsored by Vónin


It is in Vónin's genes to think innovation. As early as in 1977 Vónin built the first privately owned test tank for testing model trawls. These early thoughts on developing existing and new trawls has resulted that innovation has become a integrated part of Vónin's staff.

VIP delegations to be expanded for 2014


Mercator Media, the organisers of the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition, are looking to expand on the number of international VIP delegates brought into the 2014 Exhibition. Building on the success of the delegations brought into the 2011 event, Mercator Media will work with exhibitors and major Icelandic organisations to ensure the ...

Minister to open the 11th Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition


The opening ceremony will be followed by a tour of the exhibition, when the Minister will be meeting a number of exhibiting international and Icelandic companies together with other VIP guests.

Outstanding Icelandic Processor Award sponsored by Landsbankinn


Landsbankinn is the largest financial institution in Iceland with third of the market share for retail customers and corporate customers. Landsbankinn offers universal banking services and has a strong retail presence with the most extensive branch network in Iceland.

Only a handful of stands remain


The last event held in 2011 proved to be highly successful for so many exhibitors, it is no surprise that the 2014 event is set to be the biggest yet.

Outstanding Icelandic Fleet Award sponsored by Samskip


Samskip is a global logistics company offering transport and related services by land, sea, rail and air with a particular focus on cost efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly transport.

Provisional Icefish conference details announced


The first conference, titled ‘Cooperation and Conflicts in Fisheries' takes place on 26 September 2014 and is organised by the Institute of Economic Studies Iceland and is sponsored by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The conference will take a view on current and future cooperation between different stakeholders in fisheries, ...

The 6th Icelandic Fisheries Awards return to the Gerdasafn Art Museum in Kópavogur


The 6th Icelandic Fisheries Awards will once again be held during the opening night of the exhibition. Hosted by the Ministry of Industries and Innovation and the City of Kopavogur in the beautiful Gerðarsafn Art Gallery, the event will take the format of a Cocktail Reception, which will offer excellent ...

Key industry organisations confirm their support


The 2014 event will be supported by all of the key organisations within the Icelandic fisheries industry including the Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, The Federation of Iceland Industries, Iceland Responsible Fisheries, The Federation of Icelandic Fishing Vessel Owners, Federation of Icelandic Fish Processing Plants, Icelandic ...

With just ten months to go the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition is already set to be a sell-out


Next year's exhibition, the 11th in the series, will be held from 25-27 September 2014 at Smárinn, Kópavogur, Iceland. The last event held in 2011 proved so fruitful for so many exhibitors, it is no surprise that the 2014 event is likely to be the biggest yet.

IceFish 2014 set to be a sell out


With many exhibitors securing large orders at the last event held in 2011, and with attendance up on the previous event by 9% to 13,547, it's little wonder that with a full year to go, the 2014 Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition is already 60% sold.

Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition's new Responsive Website


This move will ensure the best possible display of content on any device, regardless of shape or size. It will also make it easier for readers to view content and navigate around the site to quickly find what they want, as well as improving response rates for advertising clients. The ...

New dates for 2014 have been announced!


The next Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition will take place 25-27 September 2014. This long-running event started in 1984 and has, since the first exhibition, more than doubled in size. The three year cycle of the show guarantees exhibitors will have new products to display, and the 2014 edition is certain to ...

MSC delighted with Icefish 2011


Throughout the three days of the exhibition they welcomed a variety of people to their stand. Not only did they meet Icelandic journalists, producers, NGOs, Icelandic consultancies and overseas scientists but also ICEFISH VIPs from Mexico who are key players from the Mexican commercial fishing industry.

Eltak has great success!


Jónas Ágústsson, Managing Director of Eltak which specializes in all types of scales and packaging equipment, said “We are extremely happy with the exhibition“.

Optimism and attendance both up at the 2011 exhibition!


There was a general air of optimism at the 10th Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition held in Smárinn, Kópavogur, Iceland from the 22-24 September 2011, with many exhibitors securing large orders at the event. In addition, not only was attendance up on the 2008 event by 9% to 13,547 but the number ...

Icelandic Fisheries Awards winners announced!


The awards reception was generously hosted by the Icelandic Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Jón Bjarnason and the Mayor of Kópavogur, Guđrun Pálsdóttir.

Samhentir sells everything on display!


“Big companies like Isfelagid, Vinnslustodin and Huginn in the Westman Islands, along with Skinney-Thinganes and HB Grandi in Vopnafjordur all have our machines on their shopping list.

Five forklifts sold during Icefish


One Manitou MLT 735 was sold to HB Grandi, and four MLT 625's have been sold to fishing companies Hraðfrystihús Hellissands, Jakob Valgeir, Fiskvinnslan Kambur and Bílar og vélar.

Two Iras machines sold at Icefish


A Pre-mincer was sold to Icelandic fishing company HB Grandi. The machine will be used to mince herring and mackerel and will be for onshore use.

Trawl door contract signed at Icefish


The doors are for Qajaq Trawl's vessel Markus, a twin trawler fishing for shrimp.

10th Icefish Exhibition officially open!


The ceremony was attended by over one hundred honorary guests and exhibitors from many of the 34 countries that are represented at the exhibition. In all, about 500 companies have stands at this year's exhibition which is about the same number as the last event held 2008.

Icelandic Fisheries Awards tonight!


Winning an Icelandic Fisheries Award is now seen as a true accolade which means the Awards are highly coveted and very hotly contested.The fifth Icelandic Fisheries Awards will be held tonight, the opening night of the Exhibition. Taking place at the beautiful Gerðarsafn Art gallery, the Awards were first ...

Information for visitors


Skippers and owners update and modernise their fleets frequently and the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition provides exhibitors with the ideal opportunity to meet and discuss new requirements.

Mexican VIPs first visit to Icefish


This exciting new development in the VIP delegation programme means influential representatives from Mexican local government will be present at the event to meet exhibitors and network with visitors. VIPs from the State of Campeche in Mexico include: Consul of Iceland; Commercial and Industrial Development Secretary; Fishery Secretary and Chamber ...

Marel´s legendary Oktoberfest!


Staged at Marel headquarters in Garðabær, the festival has become firmly established as one of the main post-exhibition highlights and an event definitely not to be missed.

VÍS stand set to make a splash!


VÍS is planning something rather special for this year's Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition. The stand will crate the illusion of being underwater with the clever use of lighting, to fool the eye in to thinking you are totally submerged.

Samhentir confirmed as key sponsor


Musical welcome from Eimskip


Eimskipafélag Íslands (The Icelandic Steamship Company) was founded on January 17th 1914, making it the oldest shipping company in Iceland. Eimskip has from the beginning emphasized on shipping transport to and from Iceland, today offering total transport solutions around the world.

FREE Internet Café


Situated in Hall 1 near the entrance to the exhibition, the Internet Café is free to use for all exhibitors and visitors. Use this service to:

Best New Product sponsored by Chornco


Chornco transforms fuels into cost saving mitigation tools for high volume fuel consumers: Across Industries - In All Environments - Around the World.Chornco is emerging as the performance leader of fuel additive formulations. Developed to transform fuels into cost saving efficiency and sustainability tools, Chornco additives differentiate themselves by their ...

Easy travel for exhibition visitors


Warm welcome to Icefish 2011


Visitors will now register for the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition inside Hall 1. This is in reponse to comments made by exhibitors and visitors at the 2008 event, to keep the cold weather outside alllowing all exhibition attendees to relax in comfort.

Book your stand now!


Only every 3 years, the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition brings together the Icelandic commercial fishing supply chain under one roof. The regularity of the event is dictated by the Icelandic market place, to ensure each event is productive, well attended and has something new to offer.

The Federation of Iceland Industries


The federation is a network of contacts which looks after the complex and different interests of Icelandic, industrial companies.

Marel sponsors coveted Award


As an official sponsor of the award, a Marel representative will be present at the awards ceremony to present the Outstanding Achievement in the Icelandic Fishing Industry award to the lucky winner.

Marine Stewardship Council


The MSC's fishery certification program and seafood ecolabel recognise and reward sustainable fishing. They are a global organisation working with fisheries, seafood companies, scientists, conservation groups and the public to promote the best environmental choice in seafood.

Sustainable Fisheries Conference


Happy 85th birthday, 66°NORTH!


66°NORTH was born out of necessity. For human beings to survive in the extreme Icelandic environment, they must be protected from the elements. The company was originally founded in 1926 as a maker of protective clothing for fishermen and labourers in arctic condition. Since ...

Guy Cotten remains loyal to Icefish


Guy Cotten has made a new breakthrough this year in developing flexible breathable oilskins and will again have the opportunity to show this innovation to a great number of potential customers when exhibiting at the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition this September. Guy Cotten will be ...

Vónin sponsors prestigious ‘Outstanding Icelandic Skipper' award


As an official sponsor of the award, a Vónin will be present at the awards ceremony to present the Outstanding Icelandic Skipper Award to the lucky winner. The awards ceremony will take place during the evening reception, kindly hosted by Icelandic Ministry of Fisheries ...

Cod Farming in Nordic Countries Conference


Held at the Grand Hotel, attendees can benefit from both events making their visit even more valuable.

82% of exhibition space already sold!


Since the Icelandic crisis in 2008, unemployment has fallen from 9% to 7%, growth is nearly 3%, while Iceland's deficit is a mere 5%. On top of this fish is definitely back in focus, in the last three years the export value of fish and fish related products increased ...

First Awards nomination received!


First Australian exhibitor books for Icefish!


A company representative attended the exhibition to collect the grand prize of USD$30,000 in the fourth WWF (World Wildlife Fund) International Smart Gear Competition, a competition that brings ideas, policy and science together in order to find solutions to reduce by-catch in fishing world wide.

VIP visitors stay for free


Icelandic Fisheries is fast approaching and as an ongoing part of our marketing strategy for the Exhibition we are again dedicating part of our promotional budget to pay for accommodation for selected international visitors.

Icelandic VIPs to attend opening day


The opening ceremony will be followed by a tour of the exhibition, when the Minister will be meeting a number of exhibiting International and Icelandic Companies together with other VIP guests.

Eimskip appointed official freight carrier


An old associate of the Icelandic Fishing Exhibition, Eimskip, was recently appointed the official freight carrier of the exhibition. Eimskip has been the ocean freight carrier and onsite handler of the exhibition via TVG Zimsen since the shows start in 1984. The organisers are excited to continue this longstanding relationship ...

An opportunity to meet professionally and socially


“The Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition has from the first exhibition in 1984, been a major meeting point for Marel and the Icelandic seafood industry. It's an opportunity to meet professionally and socially and as such is one of our most important exhibitions. With the current crisis it's even more important to ...

VIP delegations to be expanded for 2011


Mercator Media, the organisers of the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition, are looking to expand on the number of VIP delegates brought into the 2011 Exhibition. Building on the success of the first delegations brought into the 208 event, Mercator Media will work with exhibitors and major Icelandic organisations to ensure ...

Reykjavik - the northernmost capital


Reykjavik, the northernmost capital of the world, boasts a wide array of exciting activities and attractions. Reykjavik is pure, clean and vibrant -- creating the perfect settings for a relaxing yet refreshing vacation. With top-class restaurants and cuisine, unique culture, sparkling nightlife and amazing attractions within easy reach, Reykjavik has ...

Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition 2011


With a fleet of 1,582 registered fishing vessels landing 1,125 million tonnes of fish, the Icelandic fleet represents state of the art of fisheries technology. This hub of fishing technology means there is always something new on offer.

Largest fishing event in the north returns


The Exhibition will cover every aspect of the commercial fishing industry from catching and locating to processing and packaging, right through to marketing and distribution of the final product.

Icefish 2008 - a great success!


The last Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition held in 2008 was a great success despite being held immediately prior to the economic crisis. Nearly 500 companies from 33 countries exhibited and 12,429 attendees came from 50 countries including 75 VIPs and delegations from Canada and Ecuador. For the next show ...

Icelandic Fisheries Awards 2011


The fifth Icelandic Fisheries Awards will be held on the opening night of the Exhibition. Taking place at the beautiful Gerðarsafn Art gallery, the Awards were first introduced in 1999 to recognise and award excellence in the Icelandic and International Fishing Industry.