Industry Grants


The link below will give details of the extension of EFF/MMO grant funding.

If you are interested please contact Liz at Seafox details as below. Liz is an expert and will advise you accordingly

Liz Baghurst

Director of Funding and Grants

Seafox Management Consultants Ltd.

Office: Humber Seafood Institute, Origin Way, Europarc, Grimsby, DN37 9TZ, United Kingdom

Tel:  +44 1472 361623

Mob: +44 7817 471 525

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Anglo Icelandic Relationships


Further to the visit from HM Ambassador Stuart Gill and his team in earlier this year we are delighted that

Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson- Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture and

Thordur Ægir Oskarsson - Ambassador, Embassy of Iceland London have accepted the invitation to visit the Humber Seafood Summit in Grimsby on 17/18 September. There visit will further strengthen the relationship between the Humber and Iceland. This will be continued when we attend the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition 25-27 September.


Iceland are fisheries experts but we should never underestimate our relationship with them, there is always room for collaboration for mutual benefit.








British Icelandic Chamber of Commerce

British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce (BICC)


The objective of the Chamber is to promote and maintain commercial links between Britain and Iceland.

In accordance with the Chamber’s objective it:

  • Organizes meetings and conferences concerning commercial matters between the Iceland & the UK.
  • Organizes visits / trade missions for and on behalf of business community of either nation.
  • Protects the commercial interest of its members in respect of British and Icelandic authorities.
  • Renders direct services as decided by the Executive Committee, i.e. providing information about business contacts, assisting in establishing links between companies and distributing information relating to commerce in the two countries.

If you would like more information or are interested in becoming a member please contact Stephen Norton, chairman of the BICC Northern Area. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   




Humber Seafood Summit



















Good news, we've had confirmation the Icelandic Fisheries Minster will be attending.

Evening networking session: Wednesday, 17 September 2014
An evening of business networking at the Humber Royal Hotel in Grimsby. A seafood supper with local produce will commence at 7pm.

Main conference: Thursday, 18 September 2014
The main theme of ‘Feeding the Nation: Supply and Efficiency’ brings together discussions on retail and foodservice trends, aquaculture developments, UK seafood trade and the opportunities and challenges for seafood in a constrained world. A full programme will be available on the Seafish website.

• Supply and Efficiency

• Retail and Foodservice

• Aquaculture Developments

• UK Seafood Trade

• Business Networking

• Seafood Supper



Seafood Grimsby & Humber



 Seafood Grimsby and Humber, (SGH) will be representative of the wider seafood sector within the Humber region, including North Yorkshire coast.

The GFMA/SGH under its new identity will lead the way in maintaining our region’s competitiveness, identifying funding streams for supporting growth, broadening membership and will replace the Humber Seafood Group.

To ensure the new organisation is strategic an executive board comprising of industry and public sector partners will oversee the implementation of the business plan. The first meeting of the new board was on 15 July. The meeting focused on the importance of change and set priorities.   

The business plan takes into account the important achievements of the GFMA and sets out a vision to take the organisation forwards. GFMA /SGH will have a clear and transparent purpose to help sustain its members’ and the industry cluster in Grimsby and the wider Humber Region. The aim is to put the organisation on a strong foundation so that it can continue to support and engage with industry for the next 100 years!

This business plan articulates the collective view of the industry on the strategy to be adopted by the GFMA/SGH for the continued development and growth of the seafood processing cluster.

The key challenges include:

Financial stability – strengthen and stabilise the organisation’s financial position

 People – develop and grow an experienced team that can meet industry’s increasing demand

 Focus – provide a package of support that meets members and partners expectations and offers value for money

 Communications – improve awareness of the industry and engagement with its stakeholders across the cluster

 Projects – annual programme of initiatives to address industry challenges and opportunities with the support of partners and funders.

 Corporate Identity - the GFMA will adopt a new corporate identity to be known as “Seafood Grimsby and Humber” which will be recognisable locally, nationally and internationally.


Seafood Grimsby and Humber (SGH) - Vision for the future

“To champion the Grimsby and the wider Humber seafood processing cluster across the supply chain from mobile fishmongers to corporate giants”.

Mission statement

“To develop and enhance the competitive performance, quality practices and global reputation of a sustainable Grimsby and wider Humber region seafood processing industry”.

















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