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Company Description:Frinsa is one of the largest European manufacturers of canned tuna fish and seafood. The company was founded in Ribeira (Galicia, Spain) in 1961. The company’s main mission is to produce top-quality canned food, focusing its efforts on meeting clients’ expectations in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly way. Thanks to this it holds the most important certificates in quality, food safety and the sustainability of fishing resources. Furthermore, it collaborates with the major organisations in the protection of marine resources. Frinsa is the supplier of the major European chains’ own brands and also manufactures its own brands FRINSA (gourmet), RIBEIRA, SEASIDE and THE NICE FISHERMAN.
Categories:Fin Fish, Other Seafood, Shellfish, Value-Added Seafood, Tuna, Sardines, Mackerel, Squid, Octopus, Clams, Cockles, Mussels, Pate/Mousse, Value-Added Seafood, Seafood-Canned
Location & Contact Information:
Pol. Ind. de Xarás, P.29
Albacore Tuna (Thunnus alalunga), also known as albacore tuna, is an oily fish belonging to the Tunidae family. It is highly appreciated, due to its intense flavour and the soft texture of its white flesh. The fishing season or “costera del bonito” is between May and October, when it can be found in large groups in the Cantabrian Sea.
Frinsa Albacore Tuna is caught on the coast of the Cantabrian Sea, using traditional angling methods and catching them one by one, thereby assuring the quality of the product and protecting the environment.
The clam is a bivalve that lives in salt water, buried in the sand just a few cm. from the surface. It feeds off tiny living organisms which it retains by filtering the water. It is caught from small boats with special long rakes (raños).
After being purchased in the fish market each season, cleaning processes are used to eliminate sand and preserve their characteristic flavour. Then their shells are removed one by one, as well as the gills, and they are packed by hand in uniform layers.”
f up to 8o m. Like other bivalve molluscs, it is a filter feeder which lives on plankton. It is caught from a boat with a device called a dredge or rake.
The cockle is a bivalve from the Cardiidae family that lives in salt waters, buried in soft fine sand in tidal areas, and in estuary beds which are rich in nutrients.
It feeds off living organisms which it absorbs by constantly filtering the seawater. It reaches a commercial size after approximately one year. The cockle is caught by hand or using traditional fishing methods (raños).
Mussels in pickled sauce
The mussel is a bivalve that lives in the Atlantic. In a wild state it is attached to rocks in shallow, tidal areas and feeds off phytoplankton which it retains by filtering the water.
The mussels found in the Galician Estuaries (Mytilus galloprovincialis) are farmed on rafts or floating platforms from which ropes hang, submerged in the water, to which the mussels are attached.
The octopus (Octopus vulgaris) is a cephalopod, characterised by its eight tentacles which have two rows of suckers. It lives among the rocks along the coast, at depths of less than 200 m.
Its diet includes mainly bivalves, fish and small crustaceans. It is caught using special traps.
Small sardines are very young sardines (Sardina pilchardus). They are oily fish from the Cupleidae family which are easy to spot due to their silver colour, and are extremely nutritious.
The process of selecting, cleaning and removing the heads is done by hand and then they are subjected to a steamroasting process. Following this, they are covered in Olive Oil, which gives the fish an intense flavour and a pleasant texture.”
Yellowfin tuna in Olive Oil
The yellowfin tuna or light tuna (Thunus albacares) is a migratory species that is caught in tropical and equatorial waters. It can reach a length of two metres and is characterised by its yellow fins. Its flesh is firm and light brown in colour.
The yellowfin tuna comes from the finest yellowfin species which are carefully selected, depending on their origin, size and fishing season. The most advanced cleaning and packing techniques are used to prepare them.