About Groundfish forum

The International Groundfish Forum Fisheries Limited (IGFL) is a meeting place for leading members of the groundfish business worldwide. The primary aims of the Forum are to increase understanding of conditions in the groundfish industry, exchange information regarding government resources and other decisions, and provide better opportunities for all industry participants and consumers.

The Groundfish Forum 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, Lisbon and London.

The 31st Groundfish Forum will be in Copenhagen on October 15-17, 2024.

Invites will be sent out in May 2024. 
To apply to attend the Groundfish Forum, please get in touch with vala@groundfishforum.com

The 30th Groundfish Forum will be in Athens on October 17-19, 2023.

The 29th Groundfish Forum was in Seattle on October 18–20, 2022.
Although Covid cancelled the in-person Forums in 2020 and 2021, we gathered Global Trends in Supply and Utilization and delivered them to you at the 2021 Groundfish Webinar and the 2020 Groundfish Webinar.

Groundfish Forum is open to senior executives of any company substantially engaged in processing 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 and selected farmed finfish species. Forum attendance is limited to about 300 participants but is also subject to the meeting room’s capacity at the hotel venue.

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

Go to Groundfish Webinar 2021 to access information from the Webinar

Go to Groundfish Webinar 2020 to see videos from the Webinar

Click on Photo albums to view a large display of photos from the Berlin Forum.