The 14th Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition (IceFish) is the longest running international fishing exhibition in Iceland. First held in 1984, this exhibition has developed into a showcase of every aspect of the commercial fishing industry and seafood sector.
Preparations are now well underway to again welcome thousands of visitors – spanning the entire fisheries, aquaculture and seafood processing landscape – to the 14th edition of the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition. Being staged in Kópavogur on 18-20 September 2024 and organised by Mercator Media, this is already promising to be the most comprehensive and industry inclusive Icefish to-date.
“We are excited to be relaunching Icefish back into its traditional September dates in 2024 after a turbulent Covid period. Celebrating its 40-year anniversary and with so much activity in the sector, Icefish 2024 will be a ‘from the sea to plate’ showcase,” said Marianne Rasmussen-Coulling, Events Director at Mercator Media Limited.
The event also continues to have the support of the Icelandic government, with the Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Svandís Svavarsdóttir commenting: “Fisheries is one of the cornerstones of the Icelandic economy. We can proudly state that due to the responsible management of our valuable fi sheries stocks, we are able to maintain our position as one of the leading fi shing nations in the world today. Collaboration between the fi shing and processing companies, Icelandic technology and knowledge based companies has created the conditions for the seafood sector to enhance its competitive advantage and continuously increased value.
Events like Icefish 2024 are an important part of this synergy that has put the Icelandic fishing industry at the forefront when it comes to fisheries related innovation and full utilisation.