OUR SUPPLIERS

Our oyster supplier: Aquanostra

Aquanostra is a Portuguese oyster production company in Sado and Algarve, whose main activities are the production of oysters and the resale of seafood.

It is at the maternity ward that everything begins, and it is at this stage that the juveniles of the 2 main species of oysters produced and consumed in Portugal are produced: the flat oyster (Ostrea edulis) and the Japanese oyster (Crassostrea gigas). The juveniles they produce are then disposed of in different ways, part of which is distributed by national and international producers and the other is sent to our growth and fattening unit, located in the Sado estuary.

It is here that, extensively, and in rich and fertile waters, their oysters grow vigorously with several species of fish in a harmonious integrated multi-trophic farming system (IMTA). Their whole project is based on two essential pillars: quality and innovation, which allows them to better understand the dynamics of oysters and the habitat in which they are inserted, and thus to be able to constantly innovate and guarantee the excellence of their product.

They use the safest quality and safety control methods, ensuring that all seeds produced are free from pathologies. By working only with the best quality breeders and using protocols and production methods developed in their own R&D projects, we have been successful in obtaining quality seeds and successfully breeding oyster species.

Their production site is known for its high biological productivity and enormous ecological value, which, combined with an advanced remote monitoring system, allows them to have extensive and organic production, divided into 10 cultivation tanks.

This is why VeryOyster has chosen to distribute these oysters, the best oysters in Portugal.


Our seafood supplier: Conchamar

Conchamar is a Portuguese company recognized in the import, export and distribution of live seafood.

Their facility is currently one of the largest nurseries in the Iberian Peninsula and they have a supply capacity of around 50 tonnes of seafood, which has made a decisive contribution to the availability of products in times of low catch. .

Conchamar started trading around 1987 exporting seafood to Spain, having only one van to do so. Subsequently, the need to build a small nursery arose and with the construction of it, the national distribution began, which, for the most part, was intended for catering and small retailers in the municipality of Lourinhã.

Currently, they have a large and modern facility, equipped with the latest technologies, guaranteeing greater security control, in the handling and conservation of products.

All their nurseries are equipped with a cooling system, temperature controlled between 10 ° C / 12 ° C, water filtration cooling system, among other equipment.

HACCP = SAFETY

Conchamar is one of the international companies that has the HACCP system in place and fully operational.

This food control system transmits and assures their customers the safety in the quality of their products.

The HACCP system, initially called Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points, is an internationally recognized methodology adopted by entities in the food sector. This important food protection tool works as a preventative mode.

Its implementation prevents and minimizes food risks, by eliminating or reducing the occurrence of possible food poisoning.

The analysis of the potential dangers to the health of consumers in the activities of the food sector, the identification of the phases / places where these same dangers can arise and the decision of which are the critical dangers for the health of the consumer are the main objectives of the HACCP system.

This system allows entities to focus on the production steps essential to food safety, ensuring that their products are safe for the consumer.

Fishing area

All seafood is caught in the Atlantic on the Portuguese coast.