Iceland Fisheries

Fishing in Iceland has been the most valuable aspect of the Icelandic economy for centuries. Being an island, Iceland naturally relies on the sea that surrounds it, and the economy is more or less based on fishing and fish processing. 

Traditionally, Icelandic fish is either cooked and eaten fresh, or preserved by salting, drying, smoking, or partly drying. Skate and shark are allowed to ferment before eating and are rarely eaten except around Christmas and at the Thorrablot in February. The most common Icelandic fish is cod, which is mostly exported.  
Today, global awareness of the importance of renewable resources has brought attention to the efficient way which the icelandic government has regulated and controlled the fishing industry in Icleand for decades with good success balancing the demand for Icelandic fish and the need to maintain healthy ocean life. Icelandic fishing businesses remain known worldwide for the good quality of the Icelandic fish and several of them specialise in exporting high quality Icelandic fish to any location in the world.

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HB Grandi

HB Grandi is one of the largest fishing companies in Iceland and a leader in its field. 

Iceland Fish Online

Welcome to Iceland Fish Online and our new website. Seafood is our heritage and tradition and our aim is simple: To bring you the best and freshest seafood directly from Iceland to your kitchen.

Icelandic Group

Icelandic Group is uniquely positioned in the seafood sector with its international network of production and marketing companies in Europe and Asia. 


LYSI was established in 1938 and since that time has built up extensive knowledge in the production of marine lipids, to become a global leader in its field. 


Marel is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of high-tech processing equipment for the food industry. 

Samherji HF

Samherji Ltd. is one of the largest companies in the Icelandic fish industry. The company engages in operating freezer trawlers, purse seiners as well as land based factories in Iceland for white fish...