Kefalonia Fisheries

Kefalonia Fisheries

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History

Kefalonia Fisheries S.A. is located on the island of Kefalonia, the largest of the Ionian Islands, between Italy and Greece.

The island of Kefalonia is a mountainous island with the highest peak in the Ionian and a total population of only 40.000 spread over 900 km2. It is blessed with endless pine forests, olive trees of magnificent size, cypress woods and clear, cool waters. The island is mainly agricultural and is known for its wine, the Robola, its olive oil and thyme scented honey. The clear and deep waters of the Bay of Livadi provide an ideal environment for the culture of Mediterranean Sea Bass and Sea Bream. Today Kefalonia produces the finest Mediterranean sea bass in Europe. Pure, natural seafood, like nature intended.

Kefalonia Fisheries was founded in 1981 by Marinos Yeroulanos, a fourth generation Kefalonian. His aim was to find a way to safeguard the traditional way of life of the fishermen of the island through aquaculture.

Kefalonia Fisheries was the first farm established for the production of Mediterranean Sea Bass (Disentrarchus labrax) and Sea Bream (Sparus aurata) in Europe and is regarded as a world-wide pioneer in the production of these species.

Our fish are raised in the deep, crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea, with a minimum of handling or interference. They are hatched on our farm from brood stock especially selected for its taste and quality.

Today Kefalonia Fisheries:

• Occupies 100 employees
• Produces and sells 8 million fry and over 3000 tons of first quality Bass and Bream per year including Bass of more than 1 kilo
• Has annual sales of over 20 million euros per year
• Exports over 80% of its production, mainly to France and Italy, as well as Spain, Portugal and the UK, even to the USA.
• Our products can be found in more than 9 countries