This month, we are proud to announce our new partnership with Cold Water Fisheries to bring you a fresh supply of Canadian Steelhead Trout. Cold Water Steelhead Trout is farmed in the pristine waters off Manitoulin Island, Cape Breton - Nova Scotia's South West shore and Newfoundland, Canada.
Cold Water Steelhead Trout is farmed in an environment free of chemicals, antibiotics or GMOs. The growing-cycle is a two-year process, which begins with the selection of certified eggs from strong, fast-growing broodstock.
Cold Water Fisheries has more than one million eggs delivered to their hatcheries each year from Washington State. Eggs arrive to the hatchery at 4░C, then they're warmed up gradually in freshwater to 10░C to begin their life cycle.
The farm setup is open water aquaculture with open net pens where fish swim freely for the entire farming-cycle. The cool, oxygen-rich waters surrounding the islands provide a healthy growing environment, optimal for trout cultivation.
The fish are fed a formulated feed by hand. The feed formula consists primarily of fishmeal, fish oil (herring and anchovy), soybean meal, corn glutton, and a healthy diet of vitamins, minerals and beta-carotene.
The pristine farm locations, combined with the proprietary feed, result in a trout of distinctive appearance, firm muscle formation and a vibrant flesh color, #26+ on the SalmoFan™.
Cold Water Steelhead Trout is harvested when the trout reaches about 2-5 pounds (approximately after 18 months). Cold Water Fisheries has the capacity to harvest an average of 6 million pounds each year.
To ensure maximum freshness and to maintain excellent quality characteristics in every fish; each trout is harvested to order and immediately chilled and processed. Cold Water Steelhead Trout is available as; skin-on fillets and whole head-on gutted fish. The trout is shipped to stores overnight to Montreal, Toronto, NY, Boston, Detroit and Chicago.
When properly prepared, Cold Water Steelhead Trout has a bright flesh color, delicate nutty taste and a fork tender texture. This succulent trout from Cold Water Fisheries is sure to have you hooked!
Call us today to learn more and place your first order!
(800) 277 3459