Brynjólfur Eyjólfsson

HB Grandi

Chairman of the Iceland Responsible Fisheries Foundation Head of sales and marketing at HBGrandi Board member of the Icelandic companies Vignir G Jonsson and Nordarfiskur and the chairman at the Seafood Marketing Advisory Board at Promote Iceland. 2006-2012 Marketing Manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Iceland and a business consultant within PwC and ParX Business Consulting. Market research scientist at Møreforsking Ålesund in Norway and as a research scientist both at Matis – Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D and at the Marine Research Institute. M.Sc. degree in International Business from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH). M.Sc. in a multidisciplinary study of Fisheries Science from the University of Iceland. B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Iceland.

SESSIONS:

Seafood sustainability – certification systems, Mon 10:40

National certification of sustainable fisheries

ABSTRACT

In 2008 a certification programme was launched in Iceland with full support of the Icelandic fishing industry and Icelandic au thorities. The Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management Certification Programme is a national programme, certifying Icelandic fisheries within the Icelandic EEZ and shared stocks fished by Icelandic vessels subject to Icelandic fisheries management. The programme which has its own certification mark, is FAO based with third party certification. Being national certification programme its objects are of significance and have important value not only to document well managed Icelandic fisheries to the highest level of assurance but also to promote community consensus behind good discipline in fisheries management.