Acqua Azzurra (2)

Apart from selling bass and bream fry to both Italian and foreign farms, Acqua Azzurra in Pachino, Sicily uses about 20% of its hatchery production for its own farming activity. In cages on an offshore plant several miles off the coast, Acqua Azzurra produces around 1800 tons of bass and bream per year, sold and delivered to demanding retail clients such as Coop Italy.

The relatively small, but highly qualitative volumes of fish are harvested on demand as the orders come in. The fish is immediately processed, packaged and delivered in refrigerated vehicles within 24 hours. Fish that has been harvested in the morning in the south of Sicily can often be bought in supermarkets in the north of Italy in the afternoon of the same day.

Because the entire production is based on fish that were born in the company’s own hatchery, detailed traceability information can be given. In the packaging department, the seals of origin and traceability are applied near the gills of each individual fish.