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IceFish hailed an unreserved success

The Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition, Conference and Awards has once more been hailed an unreserved success.

Over 500 exhibitors were in attendance from 32 countries and five continents, who provided an array of offerings from processing and catching equipment, through to by-waste management and utilisation solutions.  First time exhibitors from China, Germany, Japan, Turkey and USA promoted their offerings during the three day exhibition. The exhibition stands spaces were a sell-out.

This year saw IceFish exhibitors pulling out all the stops to provide a truly exciting and interactive experience. With offerings embracing satellite dishes, to conveyor belts and food processing machines, through to cod skin leather boots, arm wrestling and a man standing in a bucket of cold water to demonstrate the water tightness of his sealskin boots, the stands provided a spectrum of commercial fishing solutions.

Visitor attendance at the event rose by 12% to 15,219 compared with the previous event in 2011, making this the highest ever attended Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition. Visitors arrived from 54 countries across all corners of the world, which was also an impressive leap from previous years.

Marianne Rasmussen, IceFish Events Director commented at the opening ceremony, "Three years down the line we are returning to an Icelandic fishing industry that is investing in no less than 12 new vessels to a value of €194m", she said.

"Iceland continues to lead the world in the development of fishing technology, to ensure the long term sustainability of the industry. The IceFish event enables all those involved in the commercial fisheries market to promote and procure innovations and solutions, and essentially provide a meeting point for people to discuss pertinent topics and issues."

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