TRAÇABILITÉ MER ET RIVIÈRES - TRAÇABILITÉ POSITIVE
TROUT OF NORMANDY TROUT EN
NORMANDY TROUT is a trout breeding farm on the bank of the Eure, in Normandie (North of France). This farm applies good practices of breeding based on its long years of experience
And the results are visible ! We have :
- the trouts in the plate are very tasty,
- a lot of different types of trouts in the catalogue (white, salmon trout, yellow...),
- the breeding practices are preserving the environment and the natural resources,
The consequence of deploying these good practices are a faithful customer's base and increasing profits.
NORMANDY TROUT production is delivered by PECUNIA, wholesaler at RUNGIS (PARIS - FRANCE).
The region of Eure : a lot of
fresh and natural water (geog, terr)
Normandy is a region of rain with a lot of rivers. This is
an important point for fish breeding : the water is fresh and frequently
renewed. We have a constant fresh water with a proper oxygenation for the trouts
living in pools.
Normandy belongs to the parisian basin. This basin is of
limestone and brings a natural filtering process of the rain water and
supplies the water with natural minerals. Water from the parisian basin is an
important contributor to the quality of fish breeding.
on the river (qenv) :
NORMANDY TROUT farm lies on a natural island in the middle
of the Eure rever. The pools are down-river from a damp. From the natural
current of the river, the water is constantly moving in and out of these
regulation of the water flow (cuel) :
The water coming
in and out from the pools is controlled on two precise points
- when the water is rising after some heavy rains, it is
important that the pools don't overflow (loss of production). It is also
important that dirty water from floods don't go into the
- during low water, a low level of oxygene can drive the
fishes to suffocate.
So to manage the level of water, a monitoring system based
on floating beacons is sending alarms. From these signals, the staff can
regulate the river flow by opening or closing part of the pools. The point is to
always keep the right level of fresh water.
This is a
continuous activity plan that assure the steadiness of the production, whatever
the weather is.
breeding pools (cuel) :
The young fishes
(alevin) are delivered from a certified supplier (south France). Once the proper
size reached, the young fishes go into the different pools. One pool for one
type of size and for one type of species.
The pools of the
end of growing cycle of the fishes are the stocking pools of the production
ready for delivery. Some of the pools are for dedicated markets
(Switzerland) or specific customers (restaurant, hospital...) looking for
genuine taste, colour or specific appearance.
length of time from 18 to 24 months (cuel) :
brings the fish quickly to the plate of the consumer but the taste
is insipid and cooking can seriously shrink the size of the product. To
strengthen the quality of taste, consistency and appearance of the final
product, NORMANDY TROUT applies a breeding length of time between 18 and 24
breeding length of time is an important quality criteria.
controlled density of population (cuel) :
Each pool must not
be over populated. In fact, overpopulation can drive to
- a poor oxygenation,
- agressive behavior between the fishes, thus causing
some external wounds,
- a poor distribution of food among the fishes (small
fishes not eating)
For each phase of
growing, the fishes are moved from one pool to another in order to always have
the correct density of population.
A controlled feeding process ( cuel )
All the food given
to the fishes come from certified suppliers (control of the origin, no virus, no
chemical add-on, no antibiotic...). The trout is a carnivore and need some
fish's flour, vegetal flour and fish's oil.
The aggregate are
half floating. They don't stay on the surface of the water but they don't sink
even. Staying on the surface attracts the birds and sink to the bottom will mix
them with earth and stone.
and delivering : the good practices (trfa)
The trouts ready
to be delivered are stock in stocking pools.
From the order, a number is created and is written back on
the invoice, the delivery split and the label. This is full
Then, the purchasing send the order to the workshop.
The fishes are caugth from the pool and brought to the workshop to be prepared.
Once packaged, the delivering items are stock in a cooled place, waiting for the
cooling truck to be delivered.
The workshop manager prepares himself the filet. This
practice is a difficult one and belongs to the high value practices of
the preparation phase.
The whole transformation process is certified by the
Veterinary Inspection and is also HACCP certified.
delivery : a garantee for freshness (tpli)
Delivery is twice a day, at none and at the end of the
afternoon. Thus, the trout is delivered the latest 24h after pulled out from the
pool. This is an important quality criteria : freshness.
Control of the cold chain (tpli)
The conditioning workshop is in control atmosphere, the
storage is in cold place and the delivery is in refrigerated trucks. These
points assure the efficiency of the cold chain. This is a garantee for freshness
and conservation of the good nutritive properties of the fish, for the pleasure
of a good taste and for a well balanced meal.
A sustainable management of the resources (penv)
One objective of
fish breeding farm is to overcome the diminushing resources of the seas and
oceans. This is an efficient way to stop the sea
started his breeding activities during the years 1920. This farm has always
favoured sustainable growth and integration of its activities into the natural
environment. The result is that after 90 years of breeding farm activities,
NORMANDY TROUT has a stable customer base, very happy with the quality of the
products and not a natural resource has been overexploited, no pollution has
This length time of business running and the present
potential of growth are the proof of the sustainability growth of NORMANDY
these years long, NORMANDY TROUT has endeavoured to manage the natural
resources (rain, river water, island, dam...) in order to get the best product
quality and to deploy the good practices of transformation, conditioning and
delivering. The result is a strong product catalogue, strong quality criteria
and a potential for growth.
criteria (added value)
land with its rivers
production site is on an island
with good practices (population density, number of pools, feeding
Transformation and conditioning are with good
and nutritive values are preserved until
Resources are managed in a sustainable