The delicious fish you have purchased has been harvested from Yactac farm, found in the Los Lagos region in the southern part of Chiloé, which is a big island just south of Puerto Montt. This region is very remote, with the nearest big town being Quellón, a Chilean port city considered an end-station of the Panamerican Highway and the Pacific Coastal Highway. Quellón is characterized by nearby inlets, seaside villages and breathtaking forests, seemingly untouched by industry.
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.
Our Farm Manager - Javier
Javier leads the Yactac team in their daily tasks which include feeding the fish and checking on the health and welfare of the fish in their pens. Javier and his team take great pride in Verlasso and are committed to raising the fish in a way that is in harmony with the environment, not just nutritious and healthy.
At approximately 15 months old, your fish was brought to Yactac 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.