Qeqertarsuatsiaat (Danish Fiskenaesset ) is a settlement in the Greenlandic community Sermersooq. The village is located about 150 km south of Greenland's capital Nuuk on an island.


The earlier populated by Inuit region had in 1605 for the first time contact with Europeans, when the Danish sailors Godske Lindenov docked here and trading operation, but also some locals kidnapped to Denmark. He also believed to have silver found what later turned out to be a mistake. 1754 then the settlement Fiskenaesset was established by the Norwegian- Danish trade manager Anders Olsen. This was mainly the reason that this region is strategically located halfway between Nuuk and Paamiut. Here a trading post of the Kongelige Grønlandske Trade ( KGH ) was founded Subsequently, the operational trade in seal pelts and blubber here. The Moravians operating near their mission station Lichtenfels. Until the formation of the Commune Sermersooq on 1 January 2009, the settlement belonged to the municipality of Nuuk.


A major source of income of the village is fishing. The Danish name Fiskenaesset refers to the rich salmon stocks around. These fish should have been here earlier so numerous that the bay from their bodies shimmered silver. Today, the cod fishery plays a larger role, but more important is the seal hunt. The seal pelts are processed here by the women of the place to elaborate bags. In the vicinity of the place rubies and various gems to be found.


Development of population 1991-2010