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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.

25 April 2016

Strong Icelandic presence at he show in Brussels 2016

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.

Revision of IRFM Standard - 60 days comment period
20 April 2016

Revision of IRFM Standard - 60 days comment period

Iceland Responsible Fisheries Foundation (IRFF), on behalf of its members and the fishing community of Iceland, is pleased to announce that the Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management Standard has been revised and is now open for 60 day public and stakeholder comment period, 20 April - 19 June 2016.

Surveillance Reports for IRF certified Cod, Haddock and Saithe available online
22 February 2016

Surveillance Reports for IRF certified Cod, Haddock and Saithe available online

Global Trust SAI Global has made available the 1st Surveillance Reports for Cod, Haddock and Saithe fisheries. The objective of the Surveillance Report is to monitor for any changes or updates in the management regime, regulations and their implementation, stock assessment and status, and wider ecosystem considerations since the previous assessment (12 months after the last audit).

Seafood Expo in Boston 6-8 March
22 February 2016

Seafood Expo in Boston 6-8 March

Iceland Responsible Fisheries will participate at the fair in Boston and we welcom you to meet us at booth # 2555.