Jónas Rúnar Viðarsson

Director of Business and Development

Research and science are the future currency of the fishing industry

The fishing industry, like other industries, relies on research and product development. Experience has shown that increased value creation in the industry is based on ingenuity and Icelandic companies have done ambitious and remarkable work in that field. Matís has often played a key role in this, being a kind of core of knowledge when it comes to the application of science in the fisheries sector and a bridge between educational institutions and the business community.

By law, Matís' role is to increase value in the food industry, improve food security and promote public health. Matís is state-owned but operated as a public limited company and has a clear service role with the fishing industry and other food sectors, but also obligations towards the owner, the nation.