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 the Icelandic and International Fishing Industry, highlighting the most innovative and ground-breaking products and rewarding outstanding service.  

This year’s event was sponsored by Vonin, Bureau Veritas and Morgunblaðið.  The winners were selected by a judging panel spearheaded by Gudjon Einarsson, the editor of Fiskifrettir, and Jason Holland, editor of World Fishing & Aquaculture Magazine. 

Held at the beautiful Gerðarsafn - Kópavogur Art Gallery, the event was compered by TV Presenter Gisli Marteinn, and was supported by both Fiskifrettir and World Fishing and Aquaculture magazine.

For a full list of the Icelandic Fisheries Awards winners and the comments of the judges, please see below.

The winners of the 8th Icelandic Fisheries Awards are as follows:  

Best New Product launched at show

Hampiðjan’s fibre optic cable

Best individual stand up to 50m2

Kaeling & Micro

Best individual stand over 50m2


Best national, regional or group stand

Pavilion of Denmark

Outstanding Icelandic Skipper 

Gísli V Jónsson

Outstanding Icelandic achievement

Guðmundur Gunnarsson

Outstanding Processor


Outstanding Catching and Farming equipment supplier, large company > 50 staff


Outstanding Catching and Farming equipment supplier, small company < 50 staff


Outstanding Processing sector value creation, large company > 50 staff


Outstanding Processing sector value creation, small company > 50 staff


Smart award for by-product innovation

Marine Collagen

Overall outstanding supplier



Winners Micro and Kaeling for best < 50m2 stand