Polar Seafood is a key supplier of redfish. The redfish (Sebastes mentella) or (Sebastes marinus) is an Arctic fish found in the Northeast Atlantic and Northwest Atlantic seas. It is easily recognised by its colour and big eyes. We process and freeze immediately after catch, ensuring excellent freshness and firm meat. The fish is caught using the pelagic trawl method, thereby minimising damage to the sea bed.
The redfish is widely distributed in the North Atlantic ocean. It is found at a variety of depths between 50 and 1,000 metres, often near the slopes of banks. Important spawning grounds for redfish are found off the north-west coast of Norway and in the Irminger Sea south-west of Iceland. Redfish spawn around April-May on the Reykjanes Ridge south-west of Iceland. After spawning, most of the juvenile fish are taken by the sea currents to nursery areas in East and West Greenland.
Due to the low temperatures, the growth rate is slow, yielding firm reddish meat with an excellent flavour. The redfish is low in fat and high in protein. This fish is amenable to a large number of cooking presentations, including poaching or grilling.
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.