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.
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.
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
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.
The little red Eldhús is the venue for promoting Iceland, food, culture and football in Paris during the EM in football.
The final draft of the Responsible Fisheries Management Standard was open for public comments from April 20 to June 19.
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.
Iceland Responsible Fisheries (IRF) will participate and present responsible fisheries and certification of Iclendic fisheries, as well as other qualities of quality seafood from Iceland. Finnur Gardarsson, Project Manager at Iceland Responsible Fisheries Foundation will be available for meetings and discussions about the certification programme. Bjorgvin Thor Bjorgvinsson and Gudny Karadottir from Promote Icleand, are also available for discussions about marketing and promotion of seafood from Iceland.