Fishing methods

Fishing methods and fishing gear

A broad variety of fishing gear is essential to catch the fish and shell fish for Polar Seafood’s wide product range. We continue to invest a substantial amount of money and time in developing environmentally safe solutions, whilst considering the natural behaviour of fish, sea birds and marine mammals, always with the aim of avoiding environmental damage.

Since 2004, all shrimp trawlers have been equipped with fish excluding devices, the so-called Normore grid, to minimise bycatch of cod, Greenland halibut and other fish species. Other examples are sorting grids in ground fish trawls, designed to keep the juvenile fish out of the trawl. For instance, just by changing the time and place for the gill net settings for lumpfish, this has reduced the bycatch of seabirds from substantial amounts to almost zero (when the nets are set, the seabirds, mainly common eider, are elsewhere; when the seabirds are present, no fishery takes place).

Experiments with new types of trawl doors have shown to be effective in reducing the impact of the fishery on the sea bed fauna – a major concern to many environmentalists.

Such precautions, known as “technical measures”, are ongoing and Polar Seafood takes great responsibility to stay ahead of the game. To maintain the highest degree of environmental responsibility within our management and among our fishermen, we work closely with the fishing gear technologists and the biologist, always aiming to serve nature in the most effective way.







Since 2004 all shrimp trawls have been equipped with fish excluding devices – the so-called Normore grid – to minimize bycatch of cod, Greenland halibut and other fish species.

Polar Seafood - The World of Seafood

With head office in Nuuk Greenland, Polar Seafood is the largest
privately owned fishing company operating in Greenland.
Polar Seafood is one of Scandinavia's key suppliers of a wide range of seafood products suitable for processors,
wholesalers, caterers and retail customers. Cold water prawns, Greenland halibut, Redfish, Cod etc. are caught by
Polar Seafood´s own modern trawler fleet.
Our processing factories in Greenland and Denmark are Higher Level BRC.

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Seafood since 1984

Polar Seafood Greenland A/S was established in 1984 as the sales & marketing company for a number of independently owned Greenland prawn trawlers. Today, Polar Seafood is one of the top seafood exporters in Scandinavian and the largest privately owned company in Greenland.

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Polar Seafood
Baldrianvej 2
DK-9310 Vodskov
Phone: +45 98 29 44 22

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