Royal Greenland’s factory in Qeqertarsuaq has this season beaten last year’s crab season by 200 tonnes, making this a fine season for fishermen and the local economy, according to factory manager Mona Lisa Isaksen.
‘Nine inshore boats and on small fishing boat have been landing crab from April until the quota was finished on 26th October. Since the first crab were processed on 29th April, up to the end of the season, fishermen have almost doubled their landings compared to last year,’ she said.
The roe season has also been good in Qeqertarsuaq this year
‘We’ve been working with fourteen full-time staff since April. During the roe season we have brought in even more.’
‘Fishermen from southern ports fish in Kangaatsiaq, Qeqertarsuaq and in the Upernavik areas when the southern areas are closed and have been landing great quality crab, so we’re very satisfied with production this year,’ Mona Lisa Isaksen said.
As local fishermen continue to land Greenland halibut, cod and catfish, fourteen staff are still busy at the factory in Qeqertarsuaq.