We catch lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) off the coast of West Greenland and process the fresh and delicate roe. The lumpfish is caught in gillnets, set in the coastal zone, landed to processing plants within hours of catch. Polar Seafood's lumpfish fishery obtained MSC status in August 2015.
For the majority of the year, the lumpfish is pelagic and occasionally seen in pelagic trawls. Come spring, the males seek shallower waters in Western Greenland and prepare a “nest” for the arrival of the females a few days later. Spawning takes place at water depths down to approx 75 metres.
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.