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Where we source our fish is not a secret; we want the world to know where our fish is sourced!
From experience built over years and years, we want to share the long journey it is from start to finish. Before we even collect the fish, we have to find verified fish merchants. One of our main criteria is that the fish must be sustainably sourced from waters teeming with fish.
Here at Skipper's, we have 80 years of combined experience in the fishing industry. We're passionate about developing new, innovative and low-fat natural fish-based treats. We want our treats to be a delicious snack and a treat that helps clean your dog's teeth, protects gums, prevents stiff joints, and brings that bounce back into your dog.
To start, we want to mention that even though we have a lot of experience in what we do, we do not catch the fish we use. We source all the by-products and protect them from becoming waste.
A large percentage of our fish comes from zone 27 in the Atlantic ocean. The zones are responsibly monitored to ensure there will be fish in these oceans for generations to come. Fishermen have legally binding quotes to how much they can catch in each zone. This is controlled by the Marine Stewardship Council: https://www.msc.org/uk. Data such as the amount of fish caught and any changes to the type of fish is closely monitored. The data they receive is built and stored for numerous years in order to form certain restrictions for each fish breed.
The Atlantic Cod, also known as Gadus Morhua.
Popular products such as our: Luxury Whitefish Cubes, Fish Finger Skins, Fish Skin Cubes and Fish Skin Flatties are 100% made from Atlantic Cod fillet or skin.
The Atlantic Cod is caught in zone 27 in the Atlantic Ocean.
The fish comes to our local merchants to be processed for human consumption. During this process, the fish is filleted, which leaves the skin as a by-product. We collect the fresh fillet and/or skins daily and take care of these products from here ourselves.
The Atlantic Wolffish is also known as Anarhichas Lupus, and they live in the cold depths of the ocean.
Popular products such as Wolf Fish Flatties, Wolf Fish Twists, Wolf Fish Throw Sticks are made from 100% Wolffish Skin.
The Atlantic Wolffish are caught in zone 27 in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Wolffish is unloaded in Iceland and processed by fish merchants who have expert knowledge and experience, especially with the fish around their waters. Once processed, the Wolffish is sent to us and put into production in our factory.
The Atlantic Salmon is also known as Salmo Salar and the Pacific Salmon known as ONCORHYNCHUS . We get our Salmon from numerous places which are farmed and here locally from our fish merchants.
Popular products such as Salmon Skin Flatties, Salmon Oil and Salmon Supremes are made from 100% Farmed Salmon or Wild Salmon.
Our Salmon is caught in 2 locations. The Pacific Salmon is wild-caught in zone 67 and the Scottish Salmon is farmed in Scotland.
The fish comes to our local merchants to be processed for human consumption. During this process, the fish is filleted, which leaves the skin as a by-product. We collect the fresh fillets and/or skins daily.
Sprats are also known as Sprattus Sprattus, and they live in the Baltic sea.
A popular product such as our Dried Sprats is made from the whole fish. The process to make this product is relatively simple on paper; they are frozen and dried in our drying units.
The Sprats we use are caught in zone 27 III in the Atlantic ocean.
The Sprats are unloaded in Estonia and processed by fish merchants who have expert knowledge and experience, especially with the fish around their waters. Once processed, the Sprats are sent to us and put into production in our factory.
Please note the above species are the main species in our range. The other species in our range are Anchovies, Prawns, Squid and Dover Soles.
We hope our blog has given an informative insight into where our fish is sourced and a better understanding that one of our priorities is to ensure your dog receives as many nutrients and vitamins as possible from the best quality fish. If you have questions after this blog, we're happy to answer any that you have at email@example.com