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Our future

Royal Greenland manages the resources we have access to and on which our future depends in a sustainable way.

Royal Greenland engages in co-operation at various levels in order to ensure long-term sustainability for the fisheries in the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean – this goes for both sustainable fishery as well as environment.

Fish and shellfish are our most important natural resource. We want to fish while respecting the sustainability of the stocks and their future balance. We listen to scientific advice and research, fishermen’s observations and the experience of fishing fleets, and through open dialogue with decision makers seek to exploit the marine resources available.

Focus on sustainable fishing and resource utilization
The work to sustainably develop stocks in our own fisheriesis achieved by heading or participating in projects which are relevant for promoting know-how and improving fishing
methods. Fish stocks can be sustainable without being certified, but MSC certification is an approval standard which commits to stock management and to making broader environmental efforts. In addition, we want to optimise yields in both the fishing and production of fish and shellfish. This will involve experimental projects with new fishing equipment, the commercialisation of by-products and exploring new technological possibilities in production.

Sustainable raw material

By the end of 2015, 41% of Royal Greenland's raw material holds a MSC certificate

Royal Greenland focuses on:

  • Cooperating with scientific institutes to increase our knowledge about fish and shellfish
  • Promoting the sustainability of Greenland fish and shellfish
  • Maintaining MSC certification o f prawns and lumpfish
  • Achieving MSC certification of the key species Greenland halibut and cod in Greenland
  • Utilising the by-products from the primary production of fish and shellfish.


Scientific study on seabed habitats and ecosystems

Scientific study on seabed habitats and ecosystems

Through Sustainable fisheries Greenland, Royal Greenland is supporting a Ph.D. study on seabed habitats and ecosystems in collaboration with the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. The project will contribute with knowledge on vulnerable eco systems in the seas surrounding Greenland. Mapping out the vulnerable areas will make it possible for fishermen and other stakeholders to protect them. Results from the study will be published in international scientific journals.
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