The Groundfish Forum serves as a meeting place for leading members of the global groundfish industry. The fundamental purpose of the Forum is to increase understanding among participants in the groundfish industry about global supply and consumption trends and developments for groundfish products.
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 and Hamburg. The 26th Groundfish Forum was held on October 10–12, 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. The 2018 Groundfish Forum will be held in London on October 9–11.
The 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 250 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 2014–2017. The website is open only to registered participants.