Polar Seafood is a key supplier of Greenland halibut, also known as black halibut. The Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) is an Arctic fish from the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans. It lives in the deep, cold waters off the coasts of Greenland and Canada.
Greenland halibut is widely distributed along the coast of West Greenland. The halibut lives at depths between 200 and 2,000 metres. It can be found from Ittoqqortoormiit in East Greenland, south on Cape Farewell, up to Qaanaaq in Northwest Greenland and beyond. The fish is caught by longlines and trawl. Polar Seafood is involved in catching, processing and freezing immediately after catch, ensuring excellent freshness and firm meat. The Greenland halibut fishery is the second largest contributor to the Greenlandic economy. The fishery plays an important role for the coastal communities and for the country as a whole. All catches from the coastal areas and part of the offshore catches are landed to processing plants on the coast. The Greenlandic fishing industry and the government are both active in preserving this resource for future generations of Greenlandic fishermen.
Due to the low water temperatures, the growth rate is slow, yielding firm meat with an excellent flavour. The Greenland halibut has a dense, white meat and a sweet rich taste. The fish has few bones and is amenable to a large variety of cooking presentations.
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.
Polar Seafood Greenland A/S was established in 1984 as the sales and marketing company for a number of independently owned Greenlandic prawn trawlers. Today, Polar Seafood is one of the top seafood exporters in Scandinavia and the largest privately owned company in Greenland.