Global Trust/SAI Global has made available the 2nd Surveillance reports for haddock and saithe fisheries. The unit of certification includes the Icelandic commercial fisheries of haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) and saithe (Pollachius virens) under state management by the Ministry of Industries and Innovation, fished within Iceland´s Exclusive Economic Zone.
On 8 November 2016 the GSSI Steering Board announced its recognition of the IRFM Certification Programme.
A new video explaining the principles and methods used in the IRFM certification programme is now available online.
The Icelandic cod fishery (Gadus morhua) has been granted continued IRF certification by Global Trust. The fishery is assessed against the recently revised version of the Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management (IRFM) Standard 2.0.
The Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) has announced the accreditation of the IRFM Chain of Custody Standard.
Global Trust has granted the Icelandic Golden redfish fisheries, first certified in 2014, continued IRF certification. The Assessment Report covers the Annual Surveillance for the Golden redfish to the recently revised version of the IRFM Standard.
The successful Icelandic Culinary Team won four medals at the Olympics. A gold and a silver medal for the Culinary Art Table, a silver medal for the Hot Kitchen and a bronze medal for the overall Culinary Pastry Art. The team used haddock and langoustine for the hot kitchen.
The Icelandic Culinary Team, which is ranked in top ten in the world, is competing at the IKA Culinary Olympics in Germany 22-25 October.
Promote Iceland and Iceland Responsible Fisheries assisted in the organization and reception of German chefs who came to Iceland recently, to learn about all the good food produce in Iceland. The main emphasis was on fish and fisheries. The group visited among other places Westman Islands and Reykjavík.
The Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management (IRFM) Certification Program applied earlier this year for GSSI recognition and has been benchmarked against the GSSI Global Benchmark Tool. GSSI is a global platform and partnership of seafood companies, NGOs, experts, governmental and intergovernmental organizations.