The tagging was carried out in the fjords of eastern Greenland at Ammassalik in September 1990, in the fjords of southwestern Greenland from Cape Farewell to Godthaab Fjord in January 1987-88, in the fjords of northwestern Greenland from Disko Bay to Upernavik during July-August 1986-98, and off western Greenland from Davis Strait to Baffin Bay during May-August 1991-93 (Table 1, Fig.
Most recaptured Greenland halibut were found at their release locality (especially at Ammassalik in East Greenland, in the fjords of Cape Farewell, in Godthaab Fjord, Uummannaq, and Upernavik in West Greenland), and 99% of the recaptured halibut were taken within the release area.
Greenland halibut tagged in Godthaab Fjord and recaptured in Denmark Strait (6 specimens) migrated an average of approximately 1100 km: whereas fish released in Godthaab Fjord and Davis Strait and recaptured off Newfoundland (1 and 2, respectively) migrated an average of 1800 km.
One fish recorded off Newfoundland had been released in Godthaab Fjord two years earlier, yet currently it is believed that Greenland halibut from Godthaab Fjord and other fjords of southwestern Greenland originate from the Icelandic spawning stock (Smidt, 1969; Riget et al., 1989; Boje, 1993).
During a visit in October 1981 to Nuuk (formerly Godthaab
, the Greenland capital) Poul Dalsager, the Danish European Commissioner for Agriculture and Fisheries, had warned of the costs of withdrawal, and that the Community might not necessarily agree to external associate status for Greenland.
The problem onboard the Peary was a short supply of coal, a situation not alleviated until she reached Godthaab [Nuuk].
The older Danish place names, such as Godthaab [Nuuk], could have been replaced with current Greenlandic names.