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 and Agriculture and the Town of Kopavogur on the evening of the first night of the exhibition (Thursday 22nd September), at the nearby Gerdarsafn art gallery in Kopavogur.

Vónin is a very suitable sponsor for this award. The company started as a small group of five trawlermen fixing nets on the quayside, whose work was of such a high standard local skippers paid them to fix their nets too. This progressed in to the thriving business that is Vónin today.

This experience in providing net-based services and products means Vónin has a valuable insight in to what skippers need, the challenges they face and therefore understands what would make an outstanding skipper!

Vónin now offers a comprehensive range of modern, net-based fishing gear which includes pelagic trawls, semi pelagic trawls, bottom trawls, shrimp trawls, purse seine nets, crab pots, with the addition of trawl doors and accessories. Vónin also delivers equipment for the aquaculture and offshore industry.

You can visit the Vónin stand in the Faroe Islands Pavilion at the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition this September. To enquire about remaining Awards sponsorships please call the Events Team on +44 (0) 1329 820489 or e-mail