Abtao farm is found on Isla Abtao, one of the 14 islands making up the Calbuco archipelago. Calbuco’s climate is that of a warm, temperate rainforest with steady rainfall throughout the year. It is characterized by beautiful canals, volcanoes and a culture appreciative of their heritage. Surrounded by the beauty of nature and steeped in legends and mythology, Abtao Island boasts a low rate of urbanization with population of approximately 32,000 inhabitants.
At approximately 15 months old, your fish was brought to Abtao 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.
Our Farm Manager - Pablo
Pablo leads the Abtao team and his duties include feeding the fish, checking on the health and welfare of the fish in their pens and discussing daily tasks with his team members. The team spends much of their day amongst the floating ocean pens to ensure we raise a salmon that is not just nutritious and healthy, but also friendly to the environment.
Located in the 11th region of Chile, Coca farm is at the mouth of the Rio Palena and near the tiny village of Raul Marin Balmaceda where approximately 100 families live. The region is part of the Palena-Queulat Basin, a largely unexplored territory that combines fjords, vast sandy beaches, lush green forests and cold, pure waters.
At approximately 15 months old, your fish was brought to the waters of Coca as a hatchling. It’s here that we’ve raised and cared for it for over a year. 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.
Our Farm Manager - Viviana
Along with team members David, Douglas and Claudia, Viviana cares for our Coca farm with pride knowing that Verlasso is committed to making salmon accessible to more people in a thoughtful and sustainable way.
- 1The word “patagonia” means “big feet” in Spanish. The region was probably named after a character in a Spanish novel published in 1512.
- 2Some early European explorers believed that Patagonians were giants.
- 3A Patagonia native, the Magellanic penguin was named after Ferdinand Magellan, who documented seeing the species in 1519.
- 4According to legend, those who eat the fruit of the native El Calafate bush will always return to Patagonia.
- 5Patagonia is home to one of only two South American glaciers that’s actually growing, not shrinking.