Welcome aboard Akamalik
Akamalik is Royal Greenland's largest shrimp trawler, catching and producing shell-on shrimp in the pristine waters of the North Atlantic. Captain Jogvan Trondarson welcomes you onboard for an exclusive look inside the impressive vessel in this 360° film.
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Akamalik is a so called seagoing factory trawler fishing far from shore in deep waters and boiling, packing and freezing the shrimp onboard within 3 hours after catch. To reach distant fishing grounds far from land, the seagoing vessels are at sea for several weeks at a time, until the cargo hold is full. While at sea, the vessel is constantly fishing, and two full crews operate shifts around the clock. Each shift is normally 6-8 hours at a time and the full crew is around 25 people.
Frozen at sea shell-on shrimp are either shipped directly from the catching vessel to customers around the world or to Royal Greenland's factories ashore for peeling and/or repackaging.
Juicy, flavourful shrimp
Choosing shell-on shrimp has several culinary advantages – first and foremost, they are frozen straight after catch and are thus very fresh and the quality is straight-from-the-sea. In addition, the shell helps preserve flavour, texture and colour – a shell-on shrimp will often be firmer and have more intense colour than a mechanically peeled shrimp. Peeling by hand might seem as quite a job, but it is rewarded with excellent shrimp, perfect for those special occasions. The shells are great for cooking shrimp bisque or stock for sauces etc.