More than 1,000 kilograms of turbot have been donated to local hospitals in Galicia by Stolt Sea Farm, a land-based aquaculture operation with seven aquaculture facilities in Spain.
Stolt Sea Farm, with headquaters in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, produces around 8,500 tons of turbot annually under the Prodemar brand name.
The donations were contributed to hospitals in the Galician provinces of Coruña and Ourense.
“This initiative is the company’s contribution in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The object is to help, as far as possible, the hardest hit medical centers in Galicia, whose health workers have been fulfilling such outstanding work,” the company said in a press release. “As part of the company’s sustainability plan, its intention is to keep carrying out these initiatives in the region of Galicia, and collaborate, whenever possible, toward [alleviating] the difficult situation created by the COVID-19 virus.”
Stolt Sea Farm, part of the London, United Kingdom-based Stolt-Nielsen Group, markets farmed turbot and sole under the Prodemar brand, as well as sturgeon and caviar marketed under the Sterling brand. The firm bills itself as the largest turbot aquaculture operation in the world, with 15 land-based farms in Spain, Portugal, France, Iceland, and Norway, producing an annual average of 7,500 metric tons of turbot and 850 metric tons of sole per year. In addition, its U.S. operations produce 100 metric tons of farmed white sturgeon and 10 metric tons of caviar annually.
The company launched a new brand, “King Turbot”, featuring fresh and frozen turbot products, at in October 2018. The new range includes frozen value-added products including slices and fillets.
Photo courtesy of Stolt Sea Farm