International Groundfish Forum rescheduled to 2021 due to COVID-19

Published on
June 10, 2020

The International Groundfish Forum has been postponed until 2021, the organizers announced 10 June, due to the coronavirus crisis.

A meeting-place for members of the global groundfish sector, the 29th edition of the forum will now be held in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. from 12 to 14 October, 2021.

Senior executives from any company that is “substantially engaged in the processing of groundfish or the active marketing, distribution, and sale of products made from groundfish,” are invited to attend the event, according to its website. However, forum participation is typically limited to 300 individuals, International Groundfish Forum organizers noted.

Hamburg, Germany, was the location of the first International Groundfish Forum in 1992. Since then, the event has been hosted in several cities worldwide, including Copenhagen, Denmark; London, United Kingdom; Madrid and Barcelona, Spain; Munich and Berlin, Germany; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Lisbon, Portugal; Bergen, Norway; Prague, Czech Republic; Reykjavik, Iceland; Auckland, New Zealand); Vienna, Austria; Rome, Italy; and Cape Town, South Africa. 

The most recent iteration of the event took place in October 2019 in Berlin, Germany.  

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