…revival of ancient tradition…

At Pelagos, tradition and handcraft meet sophisticated facility conditions.

…passion for fish…

Pelagos Net Farma

(since 2013)

 

Delicacies

Biofarming

Out fishing fleet

Tuna catching season

Yearly ICCAT regulated location: mid-adriatic Jabuka Bit.

The Jabuka bit is a sea depression of up to 270m. Its name is derived from the small vulcanic island Jabuka in the Croatian Mid-Adriatic. Full of life, due to clean waters, strong currents and high salinity it is a perfect nursery and sprawning ground for a multitude of species – a habitat the tuna schools migrate to in catching season. The catch size is according to ICCAT regulations not less then 8 kg. Fishing operations are conducted under ICCAT supervision by international oservers, who use stereoscopic cameras to control and register the transfer of the live fish from the nets to the towing cages. The tunas are then slowly pulled by tugboats (max. speed 1-2 Nm) to the farm, where using the same methods of supervision, divers lead them to stationary cages. The farming cycle lasts a minimum of 18 months.

Pelagos Delicacies

Anchovies & White wine vinegar

Anchovies and salt

Sardines and salt

Bioprocessing: Revival of Ancient Tradition

Year round, (except for monthly moonlit nights
phases and close season), 20 days in a row, our
fishing fleet leaves the Pelagos dock at Zadar
port before sunset, to position and anchor in
pelagic waters.
The fishing vessels turn on their spotlights –
from landsight they look like scattered shining
islands on the dark horizont. The spotlights
attract shools of small pelagic fish – sardines
and anchovies. As is the tradition in Croatia, our
gears are purse seine nets.

Pelagos Net Farm in numbers

Cold storage plant (t)

IQF CAFP 400 capacity (kg/hour)

Manufacture plant capacity (t/year)

Our Fishing Fleet - Ready To Sail Off

20 days in a row, our fishing fleet leaves the Pelagos dock at Zadar port before sunset, to position and anchor in pelagic waters. The fishing vessels turn on their spotlights – from landsight they look like scattered shining islands on the dark horizont. The spotlights attract shools of small pelagic fish – sardines and anchovies. As is the tradition in Croatia, our gears are purse seine nets.

Tuna Catching Season

Tunas are fed daily. Fished during moonless nights with our own fishing fleets. 20 days in a row, the small pelagic bait is transferred fresh directly to the tuna farms, which is important to keep the high protein level of the bait and assure the premium quality of muscle flesh our customers are used to.

Bio Farming

Tunas are fed daily. Fished during moonless nights with our own fishing fleets. 20 days in a row, the small pelagic bait is transferred fresh directly to the tuna farms, which is important to keep the high protein level of the bait and assure the premium quality of muscle flesh our customers are used to.

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