Samherji awarded the Icelandic Fisheries Awards 2017 in two categories - Outstanding Fish Processing and Outstanding Captain

The 7th Icelandic Fisheries Awards, took place last Wednesday evening following day one of Icefish 2017 which is currently open in Kópavogur, Iceland.


Outstanding fish processing.

Gestur Geirsson, Managing Director of land based production of Samherji was there to receive the award.

The prize is awarded to Samherji for the land processing of the company in Akureyri and Dalvík. The prizes are first and foremost an acknowledgement of the wonderful work of our staff through the years.

The evaluation of the jury stated that "Samherji has received this recognition for having played a leading role for years in developing technology and equipment in fish processing."



Outstanding Skipper

Guðmundur Þ. Jónsson's captain of Vilhelm Thorsteinsson EA received the award in the Outstanding Captain category.

At the award Ceremony it was stated that "Gudmundur is one of Iceland's most experienced and successful masters, and vessels under his command have yielded the greatest value of all Icelandic fishing vessels for years."

Guðmundur has been Captain of Vilhelm Thorsteinsson since 2001 and has worked for Samherji since 1986. We at Samherji congratulate Guðmundur on this great recognition.

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