Aquaculture fish is very healthy and on many occasions the freshest a consumer can buy. The fact that they are fished on order makes them sometimes even fresher than the wild ones. They are also safer regarding their origin as they grow in a controlled environment under very strict quality specifications.
US Health Department suggest citizens to eat fish at least twice a week. Fish is a balanced diet since, besides fatty acids, they contain calcium, iodine, phosphorus and vitamins (A, B12, D) that are invaluable to the body. Research has shown that regular consumption of fish helps maintain a healthy heart, regular blood pressure and a regular level of triglycerides in the blood. Consumption therefore of Nireus Sea Bream and Sea Bass twice a week strengthens the human organism and offers all the beneficial qualities of ω3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, in any case as part of a balanced diet.
Nireus fish are proven to be fresh as they are fished on order. As soon as the company receives the order of its customers, the procedure of harvesting, packaging and transport starts. This procedure guarantees that the fish will reach the consumer fresh.
Aquaculture is an activity that is directly dependent on the marine environment. As a result it is to its advantage to safeguard the sea and the area in which it is active. The impact of aquaculture on the quality of the water is minimum and concerns only the accumulation of food remains and droppings on the bottom of the sea. Research has shown, however, that the environment recovers within a few months after the aquaculture activity has been removed. It is a fact, though, that the aquaculture units in Greece are situated in areas where waters are very deep and there are strong currents. As a result, the bottom of the sea is not polluted and sea life is abundant, on it.
Traceability is a method applied in Aquaculture which enforce us to keep detail records inl production process of our products such as its birth, its growing in the sea, its diet, its packaging and dispatch to the final sales point. In this way we are able to know the “history” of every fish of ours until it arrives at your table and to guarantee safe and high nutritional value food.
Some useful advice so that you can check whether a fish is fresh and of top quality are the following: • The eyes of the fish must be shiny and not sunken because this shows that it is not fresh. • Fresh fish smells fish (iodine smell). After the third, fourth day it starts to smell “strong fishy odour” • If you press the flesh with your finger, your fingerprint must not remain • The gills must have bright red-brown colour • The skin must be shiny, not dehydrated
The controls carried out in aquaculture fish are many and constant. They are not carried out only on the fish but also of the waters, the food and during packaging. Independent agencies and universities monitor the procedures, which are all certified. All the above constitute a quality guarantee and safeguard the final consumer.