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.
The hotly contested Icelandic Fisheries Awards are highly regarded and are now seen as an accolade with winners using their success to promote their company and products.
The compere for the night was Logi Bergmann Eiðsson, news anchor for Iceland's Channel 2 (Stöð 2) and the awards were sponsored by Samskip, Landsbankinn, Vonin, Brammer Iceland and UKTI (UK Trade and Investment).
The winners were selected by two judging panels spearheaded by the editor of Fiskifrettir, Gudjon Einarsson and World Fishing's editor Carly Wills. Nominations were received from both within Iceland and internationally, including processing and catching for all size of operation.
The winners of the 6th Icelandic Fisheries Awards were as follows:
Best New Product launched at the show POLAR FISHING GEAR
Best Individual Small Stand SJOVA
Best Individual Large Stand ICELANDIC GROUP HF
Best Group Stand GRINDAVIK
Outstanding Icelandic Skipper VÍÐIR JÓNSSON
Outstanding Icelandic Fleet ÍSFÉLAG VESTMANNAEYJA
Outstanding Icelandic Processor HB GRANDI
Outstanding Achievement SKINNEY-ÞINGANES
Outstanding Icelandic Supplier - Catching (Small Companies) 3X TECHNOLOGY/SKAGINN
Outstanding Icelandic Supplier - Catching (Large Companies) HAMPIÐJAN
Outstanding Icelandic Supplier - Processing (Small Companies) VALKA
Outstanding Icelandic Supplier - Processing (Large Companies) MAREL
Outstanding International Supplier - Catching (Small Companies) JTELECTRIC
Outstanding International Supplier - Catching (Large Companies) RAYMARINE
Outstanding International Supplier - Processing (Small Companies) UNISYSTEM
Outstanding International Supplier - Processing (Large Companies CRAEMER GROUP
The Overall Outstanding Supplier MAREL