Original Fish is committed to the best quality fish & seafood. With the best raw materials and experienced know-how, we ensure that the quality and therefore the enjoyment is maximised. What is important to us?
Fishing method: We favour line fishing, fish traps or selective gillnets, as these ensure that the catch is handled with care. In contrast, fish from huge trawls, for example, are crushed under tonnes of other fish, which has a negative impact on quality.
Day boats: The larger the fishing boat, the longer the trips out to sea and the older the fish when it is landed. That’s why we prefer fish from traditional small boats that are at sea for no more than 1 – 2 days.
Handling: How the fish is handled along the value chain all the way to the customer is crucial. Careful handling after the catch, rapid refrigeration, short transport routes and a minimum of repackaging maintain quality.
Seasonality: Depending on the fish species, the time of year can have an impact on quality. The changing food supply throughout the year as well as the spawning season, when the fish invest their energy in reproduction (spawning and seed production, migration, etc.), can have a negative or positive effect on quality. We therefore do not offer anything that is not currently available in good quality.
Supplier selection and traceability: Working with small companies ensures complete traceability and we can be sure that all those involved work according to our quality standards and that only the best products reach our customers.
Freshness: Is, but does not have to be, a quality feature. Most fish only develop their full flavour after passing through rigor mortis. Correct killing (e.g., by Ike-Jime) and maturing (see dry-ageing) can lead to a new flavour experience that is second to none.
Ice: We do not present or store our fish directly on ice, which has a positive effect on flavour and shelf life.