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  • Icefish Bursaries All 14 April 20232

    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


    Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition - Day 1 highlights 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. The awards of the Icelandic Fisheries ...

  • Guðmundur Sigthorsson CEO of ALVAR

    Disinfecting sustainably at industrial speed


    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.

  • Tom Day - fisheries scientist at Fishtek Marine

    ​Seeing the light


    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.

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    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


    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.

  • Svandís Svavarsdóttir

    ‘No time to lose’ for Iceland


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

  • Right way round

    Good fish, bad fish? Good test


    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.

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    No waste in fish


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

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    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. The exhibition, which runs from 8-10 June, began yesterday with the Opening Ceremony, in the presence of invited guest, Benedikt Árnason, Minister of Fisheries, formally ...

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    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 introduced in 1999, the evening recognises and awards excellence within ...

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    First day of Icefish - opportunities ahead


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

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    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’


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

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    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. “This year’s show has received tremendous interest and we are set for three very busy days of business ahead.” She commented that there is no shortage of innovation ...

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    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. This years’ meetings will take place on ...


    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). BAADER Managing Director, Robert Focke, and Dr Thor Sigfússon, Founder and Owner of the Iceland Ocean Cluster, signed the membership at BAADER’s booth during the recent Seafood ...

  • Vonin

    New generation trawl doors from Vónin


    In engineering its new Twister pelagic doors, Vónin started from the same principles as the highly successful Tornado design. In addition to that, it has incorporated shutters that allow the lift force from the flow to be altered on the lower and upper part of the trawl door. ...

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    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. The May 2021-April 2022 pelagic catch was up 69% year-on-year ...

  • Aquafacts New

    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. Offering comprehensive data and business intelligence about aquaculture operations in the aforementioned countries, Aquafacts gives subscribers instant access not only to the location, ...