Thursday, 1 August 2013

Ummera Smokehouse sells Farmed Salmon


This tastey looking and fanciful packaged piece of smoked salmon looks great to an unsuspecting consumer. Nowhere on the packaging does it state that the salmon is actually sourced from Farmed Salmon!

In an article online http://goodfoodireland.ie/producer/ummera-smoked-products/803

"Owner Anthony Creswell's award winning Ummera Smokehouse situated in peaceful, rural West Cork, Ireland by the banks of the Argideen River, is a leading light in food production and environmentally friendly practices.
This second generation artisan, who took over the smokehouse his father Keith started in the 70's, has strived to develop the original fish smoking business whilst taking on board the impact that fishing for wild salmon has had on river stocking levels in recent years. To this end, Anthony chose a few years ago to make the changeover to sourcing organic farmed salmon from Clare Island Co. Mayo, as stocks of wild salmon were in decline. This change preceded the wild salmon fishing ban that ensued from 2007.

The fish Anthony smokes are the finest of specimens, organically farmed off the west coast of Ireland. Salmon are treated with tender loving care at the hands of this Master Smoker. In the cure, Anthony uses a mix of organic Portuguese sea salt and Costa Rican pure cane sugar before smoking his fish over wood chippings obtained from sustainable forests. Outside the smokery, a natural wetland and vermi-composting unit deals with waste from production. So this small eco-business produces fabulous artisan produce, thriving in the heart of its natural country surroundings, and doing little damage to the environment around it."

http://www.ummera.com