About Groundfish forum


Groundfish Forum is a meeting place for leading members of the groundfish business worldwide. The basic aims of the Forum are to increase understanding of conditions in the groundfish industry, exchange information regarding government resource and other decisions, and provide better opportunities for all industry participants and for consumers.

The Groundfish Forum conference is held once a year. The first Groundfish Forum was held in Hamburg, Germany, in October 1992. Since then, the Forum has been held each October in various European cities, including Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Munich, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Bergen, Prague and Reykjavik. The 19th Groundfish Forum was held in Auckland, New Zealand and since then the Forum has met in Barcelona, Berlin, Vienna, Rome, Cape Town, Hamburg and Lisbon. The 27th Groundfish Forum was held on October 9–11, 2018 in London. The 28th Groundfish Forum will be held in Berlin on October 15–17, 2019.

Groundfish Forum is open to senior executives of any company which is substantially engaged in the processing of groundfish or the active marketing, distribution and sale of products made from groundfish to the final consumer. Groundfish includes the major capture species in international trade together with selected farmed finfish species. Forum attendance is limited to about 300 participants, but is also subject to the capacity of the meeting room at the hotel venue.

This website contains information about the structure of the Forum and the Proceedings of Groundfish Forum 2016–2018. The website is open only to registered participants.

Go to GF 2018 to view further information and the presentations from the London Forum.

Click on Photoalbums to view a large display of photos from the London Forum.