The coastal waters of Greenland are the ocean-feeding ground for wild Atlantic salmon that migrate there from more than 2,000 rivers in North America and Europe.
Not all Atlantic salmon migrate as far as Greenland, but those that do are primarily female and grow larger than 63 centimetres (24 inches). These large female fish are the most important contributors to the next generation of salmon.
Greenland is also home to the world’s last commercial fishery for North American Atlantic salmon, plus a personal food fishery that runs simultaneously. ASF’s strategic goals in Greenland are to work cooperatively to prevent overfishing and raise awareness of wild Atlantic salmon.
We also conduct scientific research in Greenland.