Polar Seafood is one of the leading suppliers of cold-water prawns (Pandalus borealis). The majority of the prawns from Polar Seafood are caught by our modern trawler fleet. They are graded, cooked and frozen on board on a continuous production line. The short time span between catch and processing ensures a consistent high-quality product.
Our cold-water prawn range consists of cooked shell-on prawns, raw shell-on prawns, cooked and peeled prawns and prawns in brine.
Cold-water prawns are not farmed but always wild, living at a depth of 150 metres to 500 metres.The prawns grow slowly in the ice-cold water, giving them a firm texture and fresh taste; a pure delicacy of nature.
The cold-water prawn (Pandalus borealis) is a hermaphrodite, which means it changes sex during its life cycle. It starts off as male, whereafter the prawn changes to female and remains female for the rest of its life. The change occurs after 2-5 years, depending on the temperature of the water. The prawn changes shell around 25-30 times in its lifetime.
As the prawn fishery is the biggest single contributor to Greenland's economy, an enormous effort has been applied to keeping the fishery sustainable. The industry and governmental agencies are both involved in these efforts. The West Greenland prawn fishery obtained MSC-certification in February 2013.
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.