Greenland’s biggest fishing trade fair Polarfish will take place September 21 to 23 in Sisimiut, where Arctic Consensus participates

Actors from the fishing trade are gathering this weekend in Sisimiut for the three-day fair and workshop Polarfish 2018.

Among the participants at the fair are Naalakkersuisoq (Minister) of Fisheries, Hunting and Agriculture, Erik Jensen, mayor of Qeqqata Kommunia Malik Berthelsen, mayor of Thisted Kommune Ulla Vestergaard, DTU Aqua and a number of companies from the fishing trade communities in Greenland, The Faroes, Iceland and Denmark.

Along with the fair which will be taking place in Sisimiut Sports Hall, Polarfish 2018 also includes a number of business-related activities consisting of seminars an workshops. The topics of the different activities are, among other, sustainable solutions within marine plastic waste, safety within fishery, as well as practical topics such as starting one’s own food production, registration of ships and investment and financing options.

Arctic Consensus is co-organizing the public activities which take place in connection to the fair. Director of Arctic Consensus, Lise-Lotte Terp, participates in the fair and says:

“I am looking forward to an eventful fishing trade fair in Sisimiut. There has been arranged a number of exciting workshops and talks, which all support sustainability within the fishing trade. Among these are investments, safety at sea and reuse of fishing nets and ropes. 

It is going to be very interesting and important to share knowledge and ideas to the benefit of future fishing trade.”

Polarfish 2018 has grown recent years into an event capable of gathering many actors and people interested in the fishing trade in Arctic. It is an opportunity to network and share knowledge, and the fair also has a strong professional content, which this year will focus on e.g. the improved use and optimization of the cod and whitefish resource at a two-day workshop Saturday and Sunday.

Polarfish 2018 is organized by Aalborg Kongres & Kultur Center together with a number of partners, among these Arctic Circle Business, Aalborg Municipality and Qeqqata Kommunia.

See the programme of the business fair on Polarfish 2018’s webpage here.