UK sea bass producer inks Whole Foods deal


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
June 5, 2013

U.K. sea bass farmer, Anglesey Aquaculture is ready to start supplying British Whole Foods Market stores after signing a contract with the retailer on Wednesday.

The first fish will be available in Whole Foods’ seven U.K. stores on 10 June.

The company was inspected and certified according to the control procedures outlined in the Whole Foods Market Quality Standards for Farmed Seafood.

“By using an enclosed recirculation system, we ensure there’s no interaction with the outside environment and that the sea bass don’t come into contact with wild fish or birds that could potentially carry diseases or infection. All our fish feed comes from sustainable sources and all the waste from production process is collected, treated and then passed on to local farmers for use as fertilizer,” said Kenny Woods, Anglesey sales manager.

“Anglesey sea bass were recently given a ‘1 rating’ by the Marine Conservation Society, which is awarded to the most sustainably produced seafood. This contract with Whole Foods Market is the icing on the cake; it’s a perfect fit and acknowledges that we go about our business and raise our fish in the right way.”

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