The journey of fish

The journey of fish

Icelandic fishermen know that to get a good catch it pays off to get up early. Already at 4 a.m. fishing boats set out to sea, where they remain until the afternoon hours. All fishermen from whom we buy hold a Responsible Fisheries certificate, which requires them to observe the rules of responsible fishing.

Around noon a fisherman reports information about the predicted catch to a fish auction system. The processors with whom we cooperate buy goods on the basis of our orders until the afternoon hours, when the auction ends and the fishermen arrive at the fish market with their catch. In accordance with the orders, the goods
are distributed to individual processors during the night, who prepare the fish based on the requirements
of individual clients. All the processors in Iceland must meet EU rules of law, HACCP standards and regulations laid down by the Icelandic government.

The fish are packed in a way that ensures their initial temperature just below the freezing point
(-0.2°C to -0.7°C), which is ideal for preserving all of the properties of fresh fish during transport. Our colleagues from Reykjavik control both the quality of the fish and their processing, as well as the processes
for preparing the goods for transportation. The next control stage is secured by temperature loggers that monitor the temperature of goods throughout the entire transportation process. In the event that the temperature deviates from the specified limit, the shipment will be rejected and its contents will be disposed of. The following afternoon the goods are ready to be transported to the airport in Reykjavik, the cargo terminal
of which is especially adapted for the export of fish.

The next morning the shipment leaves Reykjavik Airport and flies to Berlin, from where it is transported
to Prague. Our partner in Prague is the largest processor of fresh seafood in Central and Eastern Europe,
which has the necessary facilities and know-how at its disposal. All processes that take place on the premises
of our partner are subject to HACCP hygiene standards and strict requirements of customers from a range
of retail chains that often go beyond the regulatory requirements. Thanks to the sophistication of our logistic processes, which are set with regard to elimination of unnecessary time delays, we are able to deliver our goods within 72 hours.

Our fish

Atlantic cod

Atlantic cod

Cod live in shoals in colder waters and most often occurs over the continental shelf at a depth of 30-80 metres. They feed on molluscs, crustaceans and small fish.

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Haddock

Haddock

It is most often found at a depth of 40-130 metres. Similarly to other cod species, it lives in shoals and feeds on fish eggs, worms, molluscs and sometimes also on small fish.

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Pollock

Pollock

Pollock is a predator feeding mainly on crustaceans, herring and small fish. It lives in shoals and can most frequently be found near the bottom at a depth of about 200 metres.

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Red fish

Red fish

It lives in shoals and is found at depths of around 100-1,000 metres in areas far from the shore. It feeds on prawns, crustaceans and other fish.

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Ling

Ling

In adulthood the ling can be found at a depth of 100-200, but it occurs even deeper. They feed on shellfish, cuttlefish and other fish.

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Blue ling

Blue ling

It lives at depths of around 100-200 metres, but sometimes occurs in areas 600 metres below sea level. Mainly feeds on fish and small sea animals.

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Monk fish

Monk fish

It is found at depths near the sea bottom. It feeds on rays, eels and other fish species, which it attracts thanks to a luminescent projection on the front part of its dorsal fin.

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Lemon sole

Lemon sole

The lemon sole is found in areas with a dominating rocky bottom surface, at depths of up to 200 metres. It feeds on various crustacean and mollusc species.

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Plaice

Plaice

The plaice lives in cold waters near a sandy or muddy sea bottom at depths of around 50-150 metres, where it feeds on worms, crustaceans and small fish.

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Atlantic salmon

Atlantic salmon

It is found at depths to 200 metres and feeds predominantly on crustaceans and smaller fish.

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Atlantic catfish

Atlantic catfish

Catfish feed mainly hard-shelled creatures whose body crunches with their sharp teeth. It occurs at depths of 400 m.

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Green sea urchin

Green sea urchin

It occurs in tidal areas dominated by rocky bottom surface. They feed on seaweed and small marine animals.

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