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Medals to the Icelandic team at the Culinary Olympics
27 October 2016

Medals to the Icelandic team at the Culinary Olympics

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.

Icelandic Culinary team at IKA Culinary Olympics in Germany
20 October 2016

Icelandic Culinary team at IKA Culinary Olympics in Germany

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.

German Chefs explore Icelandic Seafood
12 October 2016

German Chefs explore Icelandic Seafood

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.

26 August 2016

Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI)

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.

Iceland is guest country at the cod festival in Ilhavo 17-21 August
9 August 2016

Iceland is guest country at the cod festival in Ilhavo 17-21 August

People visiting the festival can experience Iceland and learn about the country, as a source of quality bacalhau, a place to visit, its food culture, and its music. The Minister of Industry and innovation, Mrs. Ragnheidur Elin Arnadottir will visit the festival, as well as Ambassador Thordur Aegir Oskarsson, and the Mayor of Grindavik, Robert Ragnarsson.

Annual Surveillance for the Icelandic Golden Redfish, Cod, Haddock and Saithe Fisheries
2 August 2016

Annual Surveillance for the Icelandic Golden Redfish, Cod, Haddock and Saithe Fisheries

During the period, 8-12 August 2016, an independent certification committee of Global Trust Ltd. will conduct an annual surveillance activities for the Icelandic golden redfish, cod, haddock and saithe commercial fisheries

30 June 2016

Revised standard 2.0 has been published

IRFF fisheries standard has been extensively reviewed and updated by the IRFF technical committee. All fisheries assessments to the standard will be assessed to this version of the standard from 1 July 2016.

Cod from Iceland at EM in football in France
21 June 2016

Cod from Iceland at EM in football in France

The little red Eldhús is the venue for promoting Iceland, food, culture and football in Paris during the EM in football.

Public Comment Period closes
21 June 2016

Public Comment Period closes

The final draft of the Responsible Fisheries Management Standard was open for public comments from April 20 to June 19.

Recommendations for the 2016/2017 fishing quota
13 June 2016

Recommendations for the 2016/2017 fishing quota

The Marine Research Institute advises that the catches of cod (Gadus morhua) should be 244,000 tonnes, which is 5,000 tonnes increase from previous fishing year. The MRI has published the state of stocks report 2016/2017 with prospects and recommendations for TAC for the upcoming quota year starting 1 September.