The call for papers for the 2nd Icelandic Fisheries Conference, ‘Fish Waste for Profit’, closes on Wednesday 31st May. Submit your abstract now to be considered for the 2017 programme!

The Conference, supported by the Iceland Ocean Cluster, will take place on 14 September, during the popular Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition, attended by over 15,000 industry professionals. Entrance to the exhibition will be included for all attendees at the Conference.

As a speaker at the Icelandic Fisheries Conference you will benefit from dedicated networking time with worldwide industry leaders working in the fish waste reuse sector. The programme aims to highlight real life successes experienced by those in the processing sector and will explain why discarded fish waste is becoming a big business.

The call for papers includes the following topics:

Large scale processing of fish waste:

  • fertilisers
  • fish oils
  • animal feeds

Uses of discarded fish skin:

  • tanning for textiles
  • medicinal applications

High value products:

  • biotechnology
  • products for human consumption
  • cosmetics

New and innovative processing methods and equipment

Fish waste: a big business

  • investment case studies, why invest, what to look for
  • the economic benefits of using the whole fish - success stories from companies who have maximised their returns

Extracting value from crustacean shell waste

The fish waste processing sector was little-known 20 years ago, but since then it has grown into a lucrative add-on to regular fish processing, serving the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. There is real financial potential within this sector, and it is becoming a viable method of generating revenue from otherwise discarded parts of the catch.

Abstracts should be no more than 200 words and those using case and 'real life' studies will be given precedence. Please submit abstracts, with a biography of the speaker, headshot photo and logo, to by 31st May 2017 at the latest.