We are excited to introduce the newest addition to our product line, just in time for summer: Ireland's finest Rock Crab!
Shellfish Ireland, a family run company based on the Northwest tip of Europe on the rugged coast of Ireland, has access to some of the purest waters and freshest shellfish in the world. For the last 25 years, they have been fishing the waters of Bantry Bay, where they catch their award winning wild Rock Crab.
Shellfish Ireland has their own boats that fish out of the local harbor and land daily so they can process during the night and ship within 24 hours to ensure the freshest product possible. Available year-round, every crab is 100% traceable from catch to consumer.
Their fleet of "day boats" are registered with the Irish Fisheries Board and are certified by Global Trust as part of their sustainable fisheries management program. They are also certified by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) with the Grade-A standard, which is the highest available standard.
The crab is caught in traditional miniature Irish crab cages ("pots") and processed immediately, upon docking, at their proprietary state-of-the-art facility. Each crab is cooked in pure Irish waters, resulting in a sweet and tender, juicy meat - ideal for the North American market! The final product is free of hormones, antibiotics and other contaminants and is never treated with preservatives - it's guaranteed 100% natural.
This product is pasteurized and ready-to-eat (unless you want it frozen) and is available in the following packages:
- Crabmeat: 3.53 oz trays, 1Lb cups, 1Lb trays, 5 oz cups.
- Crab Claws: 2.8 oz trays,1Lb cups
Call your customer service representative today to place your first order and experience Ireland's premium crab! (800)-277-3459
Our Rainbow Trout farm, Lamasur, was certified sustainable by the Institute for Marketecology (IMO) late last month. Located in Bajo Mono, in the town of Boquete, Chiriquí, Panama, Lamasur is a vertically integrated company that has been exclusively producing Rainbow Trout since 1993.
The farm was evaluated against strict quality standards for maintaining healthy populations and ecosystems and for product traceability. Among other criteria, the auditor verified compliance with the non-use of antibiotics, added growth hormones, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and poultry and mammalian by-products in feed. Our husbandry practices were recognized as sustainable as the impacts of farming on the environment have been minimized by protecting surrounding habitats, monitoring water quality to prevent pollution and responsibly sourcing feed ingredients.
Since their beginnings, Lamasur has been committed to the care of the environment through a protection program in the Parque Nacional Volcán Barú, one of the protected areas in that zone. The farm is responsible for protecting the flora and fauna of the surrounding 2,500 acres. Additionally, they have a cleaning program for the river Río Caldera with the town of Boquete, the fire department, the National Environmental Authority and the National Chamber of Civic Protection.
Regarding social responsibility, the company has not only focused on the well-being of their employees but they also maintain yearly donation programs to charity organizations such as the Casa Esperanza ("House of Hope").
We are proud to offer a product to the United States market that not only complies with strict quality standards such as this certification, but is also produced in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.