International Boston Seafood Show

8 March 2011

Icelandic cod fisheries have been awarded certification according to the strictest international requirements. This
certification confirms sustainable harvesting, responsible fisheries management, and good treatment of marine resources.

You are invited to our seminar on responsible fisheries during the Boston Seafood Show, Monday March 21st at 3 pm. in room 206 B at the exhibition area.

International Approach - Local Initiative

Moderator: Mr. Hjálmar W. Hannesson, the Icelandic Ambassador to the United States of America

  • International approach, local initiative: The FAO-ISO based model in certification of Icelandic fisheries
    Dr. Kristján Thórarinsson, Chairman of the IRF technical committee
  • Certification of Icelandic cod to FAO-ISO based model
    Peter Marshall, CEO, Global Trust Certification Ltd.
  • The market impact and promotion of the Iceland Responsible Fisheries program
    Gudný Káradóttir, Marketing Manager of Iceland Responsible Fisheries
  • The biology, stock status and outlook for main species in Icelandic waters
    Jóhann Sigurjónsson, Director General, Marine Research Institute

Panel Discussion:  

Chair of Panel: Grímur Valdimarsson, former Director of the Fishery Industries Division of FAO-FI
Peter Marshall, Kristján Thórarinsson, Gudný Káradóttir and Jóhann Sigurjónsson. From the industry: Chuck Spencer, National Account Manager, Global Sustainability Specialist, Icelandic USA and Helgi Anton Eiríksson, CEO, Iceland Seafood.

Please RSVP to: Bergthora Laxdal at or Tel: +1 646 282 9360.

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