Hail Messages

Professional fisherman with a vessel of 75 GRT / 120 GT or more are obligated to send hail messages regardless of whether they fish in or outside Greenland’s fishing territory. You must report in the following situations:

  • When your vessel arrives in Greenland’s fishing territory (advance prior notification of entry)
  • When your vessel is going to start fishing (port departure declaration )
  • When your vessel continues to fish between an active and a passive message (catch declaration report)
  • When your vessel leaves Greenland’s fishing territory (advance prior notification of exit)
  • Before your vessel leaves Greenland’s fishing territory and has stopped fishing (prior notification of entry into port)

The hail messages must be sent by e-mail to GFLK, GF**@na***.gl, or by fax to +299 34 63 60, and to Joint Arctic Command (AKO), fk***********@fi**.dk.

All foreign vessels are required to send hail messages to GFLK and AKO.

All foreign vessels as well as certain Greenlandic vessels are obligated to give notification of arrival to or departure from Greenland’s fishing territory.

There are many types of hail messages depending on the vessel’s situation, cf.  Selvstyrets bekendtgørelse nr. 23 af 22. juni 2021 om kontrol med fiskeri. Every type of message does follow the same template for header data, though.

(Disclaimer: this is an unofficial English translation subject to change once an official has been made)

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