The Italian saying "as fit as a fish" (in English "as fit as a fiddle") originally referred to the fact that in nature only the strongest, and therefore the healthiest, survive. Today, as far as aquaculture products, this means wholesome fish guaranteed by a number of tests carried out during the entire production cycle, from the fry to the final product.
Aquaculture fish is super tested and therefore gives more guarantees than the catch, as the nearly 1,000 aquaculture plants undergo regular controls by the ASL operators.
The use of antibiotics in aquaculture is counterproductive, as they make fish lack appetite and prevent it from fattening.
Aquaculture fish is fed only with fish flour and other vegetable flours.
A part from being an excellent aquaculture fish, the trout is also used as a thermometer to value the level of water pollution.
Italian aquaculture fish, thanks to the closeness of the plants, arrive fresh on our tables just a few hours after being caught.
You can see if fish is fresh from the sheen of its scales, from the rose-coloured gills, the transparent, slightly bulging eye and the firm and elastic flesh.
DID YOU KNOW THAT A.P.I. adopted a "Code of aquaculture fish-breeding practice" as a support to producers in order to ensure adequate quality standards to the Italian aquaculture fish, and to provide the sector operators with addresses of trustworthy and eco-compatible productions. Another step forward to give prestige to the national product and more guarantee to the consumer.