Chilean Farm Trip Highlights
2015-04-24
As we have seen recently, Chi...

As we have seen recently, Chile is a beautiful land of volcanoes. Osorno and Calbuco are shown here. Calbuco recently erupted.

One of our major supplier's i...

One of our major supplier's indoor fresh water facilities. The facility recycles 50% of its water, and these systems have an egg to sea success rate of 70% vs. 40-50% in open water.

Sea farms are large and comp...

Sea farms are large and complex operations, yet are run remarkably efficently.

Our supplier has live waiting ...

Our supplier has live waiting cages, unusual in Chile, which allow the fish to calm down after being transported. Calmed fish gape less and maintain freshness longer.

An example of the freshness of...

An example of the freshness of the Chilean Atlantic salmon produced at this plant.

Randy with his very first caug...

Randy with his very first caught farmed salmon! No doubt his fishing buddies will never let this veteran, wild angler live it down!

Randy Patrick, co-owner and Josh Watts, Atlantic Category Manager, recently spent a week in Chile, visiting with a number of our farmed Atlantic suppliers. E&E is a major importer from Chile and supplier to the US retail market, and periodic due diligence trips to ensure our suppliers are maintaining high production standards is part of our responsibility to our customers. This is a blog where "a picture is worth a thousand words."


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