The worlds largest seafood business conference the North Atlantic Seafood Forum will be held for the 14th time next March 5th-7th in Bergen, Norway.

This year Iceland has a place of honor as special guest nation and Icelandic companies will be showcased under the heading “Be Inspired by Iceland.”

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Expert Committee of The Royal Ministry of Fisheries in Norway delivers its report to Minister Sandberg.

As a member of the “Expert Committe on Seafood First Hand Pricing” of The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries I participated in the revision of the rules for conducting business in the Norwegian Seafood Business, i.e. the selling system for seafood from catchers to processors. The committee handed over the final report with recommendations to the Minister just before Christmas 2016. The link below (in Norwegian) is to a news item on the Ministry´s Webpage, featuring a photo of Chairwoman Bente A. Landsnes, CEO of Oslo Stock Exchange, Per Sandberg, Minister of Fisheries and myself.

The BIGGEST EVER North Atlantic Seafood Forum March 3.-5. Bergen, Norway!

The International Seafood Industry Conference North Atlantic Seafood Forum will be held for the 11th time in Bergen, Norway March 1.-3. 2016.

The North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF) is the world’s largest seafood conference and a leading top executive meeting place. NASF attracts almost 1.000 executives from over 350 companies in almost 40 countries from the global fishing and seafood industry this year.

At the 11TH NASF, you can explore cutting edge innovation, research, sustainability, policy, trade, and capital markets issues, all in the same venue. The NASF arena has focus on business, future trends and market developments. NASF is a broad annual industry event covering all major facets of the seafood sectors. It focuses on the key network between cutting edge innovation, technology, research, policy, finance, trade and commercialization.

Around 100 speakers give their market assessments and forecasts in 10 seminars and share their insights into vital developments forming the future of the seafood industry.

The 11TH conference in 2016 is an excellent opportunity to meet and interact with the leading world seafood operators, and other key players, along with financial institutions from the world’s largest seafood capital market, all in the same venue.

• Get insights into vital developments forming the future of the Industry;

• Hear the latest in innovative and commercial developments,

• Learn about the industry’s political and legislative direction,

• Understand the financial and economic issues affecting the market and

• Connect with leading seafood companies in the world.


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Morgunverðarfundur NÍV og SFS 5. febrúar 2015.

Þann 5. febrúar kl. 08:30 – 10 halda Norsk-Íslenska Viðskiptaráðráðið og Samtök Fyrirtækja í Sjávarútvegi (SFS) morgunverðarfund á Grand Hótel þar sem aðalræðumaður verður norski athafna-, markaðs- og fjölmiðlamaðurinn Arne Hjeltnes.

Arne er eftirsóttur fyrirlesari og mun fjalla um hvernig Norðmönnum hefur tekist að byggja upp sterkt alþjóðlegt vörumerki á sviði fiskeldis og ferðaþjónstu auk þess að ræða sérstaklega ímynd bæði Íslendinga og Norðmanna á alþjóðlegum mörkuðum.

Auk Arne munu munu tala og taka þá í umræðum:
– Kristján Davíðsson, í stjórn Landsbankans, Vaka hf, Völku hf./ValkaAS og OlivitaAS í Tromsø.
– Aðalheiður Pálmadóttir,  Controlant AS, Noregi.
Steinunn K Þórðardóttir, Akton AS, Noregi.

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Technology is Reshaping the Seafood Industry

The value of exported fresh seafood products from Iceland has increased significantly over the past several years – and this trend is reshaping the industry – both at sea and on land. The increase, in both volume and even more in value, is not least thanks to improved handling and cooling of both catch and production. If the current volume of fresh seafood was to be exported frozen, the value would be only HALF the amount.

Another breakthrough is the development of new production equipment for fresh fillets, as X-ray guided water jet cutting technology and grading/packing equipment, all together yielding a revolution in both efficiency and new possibilities in meeting the ever increasing demand for high quality seafood products.

For further insight take a look at the below links to a couple of interesting news articles on the website of Matis – An Icelandic Food Research Company – & the link to the demonstration videos of Valka – A Leading Edge Developer of Seafood Production Technology.

Thank you for visiting my homepage

Welcome to my homepage. The page is made by Mr. Kristinn A. Sigurdsson, a good friend of mine, who also made the webpage that promotes and sells Icelandic knitware.

As time passes I hope be able to put some interesting material here.

To start with here is a link to a new video from the ongoing volcanic eruption north of Vatnajokull Glacier:

Site start

A picture to start off – taken by my brother Bjorn Davidsson at a filming session with a Belgian television station making a part of a program on Iceland in Dyrafjordur, my birthplace. Here is a link to the local webpage;