Best in Class
The journey of the water farmer is not an easy one. Sustainability does not only pertain to the environment. It means building, maintaining, and running a farm that is viable on all levels – economically, socially and environmentally, all in an effort to form a chain of wellbeing from farm to plate.
Riverence Steelhead Trout
Based in Idaho, Riverence Trout is focused on protecting wild salmon and trout through responsible aquaculture and being good stewards of the environment.
Founded in 2010 through a partnership with industry leaders, Pacifico has implemented innovations in ocean farming to ensure the health of striped bass, the health of our oceans, and the long-term availability of striped bass for generations to come.
What today is called Kvarøy Arctic was founded in 1976 by Alf Olsen, a fish farming pioneer in northern Norway, and his son, Geir. In 2008, ownership was passed along to Gjermund and Håvard, Geir’s sons, and Alf-Gøran Knutsen, Geir’s son-in-law. They continue to build Kvarøy Arctic as it was envisioned by its founders: offering salmon of very high quality, without compromising either the environment or the welfare of the fish.
It all began in Totten Inlet with the tiny Olympia Oyster. Their great great-grandfather found his true calling in oyster farming, which started their legacy that lives on today. Since then, every generation of the Taylor family has grown up with a passion for shellfish and for the close-knit communities and rugged landscapes of Western Washington.
Hog Island Oysters
On 60 acres in Tomales Bay, Hog Island Oyster Co. harvests and sells over 5 million oysters and Manila clams each year. Their thriving ‘family’ of 200 plus employees cultivate, shuck, and serve an exceptional oyster experience at Hog Island locations in Marshall, Napa, San Francisco, and Tony’s Seafood.
Superior Fresh is an industry-leading aquaponic farm specializing in organic leafy greens, Atlantic salmon, and Steelhead. Situated on a 720-acre native restoration property nestled in the Coulee region of Wisconsin, they produce nearly 4 million pounds of safe, clean, organic food each year.
Kauai Shrimp is a vertically-integrated shrimp farming facility encompassing 258 acres of former sugar cane fields on the west end of Kauai Hawaii. They have forty one-acre ponds and eight half-acre ponds, with an annual harvest of one million pounds of some of the best shrimp you have ever tasted.
Glitne is the producer of the world’s finest and most sustainable Snow White Norwegian Halibut. Glitne holds a unique quality – shaped in a fjord on land, using only pure, ice-cold, and crystal clear water from the depths of the mystical Sognefjord.