Royal Greenland

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Royal Greenland
Aktieselskab, Food cooperative
Founded1990 (1990)[1]
HeadquartersNuuk, Greenland
Area served
Key people
Commercial fishing
Fish processing
Smoked and Marinated fish
Dried fish
RevenueIncrease DKK 7,105 million (2016)
Increase DKK 335 million (2016)
Increase DKK 173 million (2016)
Total assetsIncrease DKK 1,587 million (2016)
Total equityIncrease DKK 1,414 million (2016)
Number of employees
2,769 (2016)
Footnotes / references

Royal Greenland A/S is a fishing company in Greenland, spun off from Kalaallit Niuerfiat in 1990[1][3] but still wholly owned by the Government of Greenland.[2] The company operates in a number of towns and settlements in Greenland, with 20 fish processing plants and ship bases of local subsidiary units.[4] Some of the processing plants were closed between 2007 and 2009.[5] Royal Greenland had an annual net profit of DKK 335 million before tax in 2016.[6]


HDMS Akamalik, a Royal Greenland vessel, anchored in Sisimiut.

The Royal Greenland Trading Department was founded in 1774 as a Dano-Norwegian state enterprise charged with administering the Danish settlements and trade in Greenland. The company's monopoly was finally ended in 1950 and the Home Rule Government, introduced in 1979, gained control in 1986,[7][8] first renaming it "Kalaallit Niuerfiat"[3] and then, in 1992, "KNI".[9] The company's fishing operations were spun off as Royal Greenland A/S in 1990.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Royal Greenland. "Our History"., Accessed 27 August 2010.
  2. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  3. ^ a b Culture Greenland. "Preliminary Studies in KGH's Photo-Archive Archived 2012-03-06 at the Wayback Machine.". Accessed 2 May 2012.
  4. ^ Royal Greenland. "Our Greenlandic production facilities". Royalgreenlan.dcom, Accessed 27 Aug 2010.
  5. ^ Sermitsiaq. "Royal Greenland closes fish purchasing facilities". 19 Jan 2009. Accessed 27 Aug 2010.
  6. ^ "Facts & Figures". 6 February 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  7. ^ MIPI. "Pilersuisoq KNI A/S"., Accessed 2 May 2012. (in Danish)
  8. ^ Dahl, Jens. Saqqaq: An Inuit Hunting Community in the Modern World. Univ. of Toronto Press, 2000.
  9. ^ KNI. "Kort historie om KNI Archived 2012-04-23 at the Wayback Machine. [A Short History of KNI]". Accessed 28 Apr 2012. (in Danish)

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