The fleet renewal and the closure of it's groundfish plant in Akranes made 2017 a busy year for HB Grandi, Iceland's largest quota holder.

IntraFish caught up with CEO Vilhjálmur Vilhjálmsson to learn about the group's plans in toward more digitalization, a renewed focus sustainability and social responsibility, as well as innovation throughout its value chain.

What were the three most significant developments for your business in the seafood industry in 2017?

The most three significant developments for our business in 2017 were the reception of three high-tech fresh fish trawlers and a contract for the construction of a high-tech filleting freezer vessel, which is being built in Spain and will be delivered to HB Grandi in 2019.