Royal Greenland started in 1774 when this arctic colony was taken over by the state of Denmark. The Danish state then founded ‘Den Kongelige Grønlandske Handel’ (the Royal Greenland Trade Department) which progressively became a wide company within trade, shipping and seafood products. The company was commonly known as KGH until 1979 when the Greenland Homerule Government took over the company and divided it into specialized sectors. In 1990 Royal Greenland which catches, produces and sells seafood products was formed as a limited company, fully owned by the people of Greenland. The modern and dynamic company has today about 2500 employees, operating worldwide from plants and trawlers in Greenland, Denmark and Germany and from sales offices in Germany, USA, England, France, Italy and Japan. Royal Greenland land-based activities are carried out in 11 factories around Greenland. Add to these a number of floating factories in the North Atlantic. In the Mid Greenland the most important raw materials are prawns, which are processed in Sisimiut. The factory also have a production of snow crabs. The other big prawn factory is situated in Ilulissat (Disko Bay) which also incorporate a halibut factory. Another three factories are situated in this district - in the towns of Aasiaat, Qasigiannguit and Qeqertarsuaq. These three factories produce halibut, frills of halibut for Japan, cooked and peeled prawns as well as the prawn that are further processed in Royal Greenland Seafood A/S in Glyngøre, Denmark. In the Northern Greenland our activities are centred in Ummannaq. Here the most important raw material are shell on prawns. In South Greenland we have production in the towns of Paamiut and Narsaq. The factory in Paamiut produce smoked halibut, and Narsaq solely supplies prawns for processing at Royal Greenland Seafood A/S in Glyngøre. The total production capacity of the Greenland factories and plants is enormous, and more than 1800 employees during the peak season ensure a state of the art flexibility. The turn over for Royal Greenland Seafood A/S, the processing company that are involved is SEAFOODplus, was approximately 3.5 billion DKK in 2002/2003.