Welcome to the windswept countryside, spectacular glacial lakes, dramatic mountain ranges and clean, clear waters of Patagonia.  It’s here that we raise our salmon with an ever-conscious eye towards their health and a commitment to protect the precious ecosystems surrounding our farms.

The delicious fish you have purchased has been harvested from Las Huichas farm. 

Las Huichas Farm

The delicious fish you have purchased has been harvested from Las Huichas farm, found near the Huichas Islands in the Aysen Region of southern Chile. Often referred to as “a corner at the end of the world,” Verlasso salmon flourish in these pristine surroundings, seemingly untouched by industry. Although this remote region has very few inhabitants, its location on the coast makes it a port of call for many vessels crossing the canals. There are also 3 fjords - long, narrow inlets with steep sides or cliffs - within 25 miles of Islas Las Huichas. 

Verlasso salmon flourish in these unspoiled surroundings.  The deep waters of our farms —60 to 80 meters-- provide natural filtration while the strong currents and abundant supply of fresh water help keep the water clean and our salmon active, strong and healthy.

Your Fish

At approximately 15 months old, your fish was brought to Las Huichas farm as a smolt and found a home in one of two deep sea homes. It was raised in both freshwater and seawater. We’ve just now harvested and shipped it on the same day to ensure that the freshest, most delightful taste experience is delivered to you.

Patagonia On The Fly

  • The word “patagonia” means “big feet” in Spanish. The region was probably named after a character in a Spanish novel published in 1512.
  • Some early European explorers believed that Patagonians were giants.
  • A Patagonia native, the Magellanic penguin was named after Ferdinand Magellan, who documented seeing the species in 1519.
  • According to legend, those who eat the fruit of the native El Calafate bush will always return to Patagonia.
  • Patagonia is home to one of only two South American glaciers that’s actually growing, not shrinking.

Sources:

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patagonia#History
  • http://www.wwfblogs.org/travel/2010/11/26/facts-about-patagonia/
  • http://www.pbs.org/edens/patagonia/trivia.htm