The Escal brand is for you a guarantee of taste and quality of our seafood products. We are selecting the best seafood in the oceans and farms worldwide. On this page, you will find further information on our raw material.
What is the difference between aquaculture and fishing?
There are two types of production methods: aquaculture and fishing in natural environment.
Aquaculture means that fishes are raised and grow up in farms while fishing means that fishes are evolving in a natural environment and are fished ‘wildy’. There are several types of fishing technics: trawl, dredge… For aquaculture, the origin is indicated by a country while for fishing it is a fishing area named FAO.
What is a FAO area?
The different oceans of the world have been cut in distinct areas. Each area corresponds to a FAO (FAO-zone). This cutting has been made by the United Nations Organization. Each zone is attached to a number, for example the North Atlantic Ocean corresponds to the FAO n°27.
Origin of our prawns
More than 1 200 different types of prawns stand worldwide. Escal has carefully selected 12 specific categories of shrimps which have a unique taste and have been fished/raised in the respect of the environment.
On the world map (see above), you can find the different possible origins of our prawns indicated in purple.
Origin of our squids
We have selected 8 species of squids according to different criteria, including their taste and their size, in order to offer you high-quality products.
On the world map (see above), you can find the different areas, where we are fishing our squids, indicated in light green.
Origin of our scallops & mussels
Many different mussels’ species exist worldwide. We have selected the greatest species for you.
On the world map (see above), you can find the different areas, where we are fished our mussels indicated in pink, and scallops, indicated in yellow.
Origin of our trout
We offer whole rainbow trout in our range.
On the world map (see above), you can find the different areas where they are fished indicated in orange.
Origin of our salmon
Fished for a while, the salmon is part of the most appreciated fish. In a matter of preservation of natural resources, the farming started in Scotland and Norway in the 60s/70s.
On the world map (see above), you can find the different areas where our salmon originates from indicated in red.
Origin of our lobster
The lobster, “king of shellfish” is synonymous with excellence and can under no circumstances not being part of our range.
On the world map (see above), you can find the different areas where our lobster originates from indicated in dark green.
Origin of our pilchards
The pilchards are small silvery blue fishes.
On the world map (see above), you can find the fishing area of our pilchards indicated in dark blue.