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Wild Irish Smoked Salmon

Origin Green Gold Member

We are a fully certified gold member of the Origin Green sustainability charter programme. This voluntary led programme by An Bord Bia is Ireland’s pioneering food and drink sustainability programme. Its common goal of sustainable food production unites the government, the private sector, and the full supply chain. It is the world’s only national food and drink sustainability programme and enables the industry to set and achieve measurable sustainability targets that respect the environment and serve local communities more effectively. 

To attain gold membership, a company must demonstrate exceptional annual performance in areas such as raw materials sourcing, water and energy efficiency, waste reduction, packaging and social sustainability. We are immensely proud to be a gold member for two years running.

Organic Salmon

Quinlan’s Organic Salmon was awarded Gold Medals at the Great taste awards in London and we are proud that we get our organic salmon from a local supplier on the Iveragh Peninsula.

Our Organic Salmon are reared in very deep water several kilometres from the Irish coast. Our organic salmon comes from one of the world’s most exposed fish farms and the site is swept by strong tidal currents and high waves, the water quality is rated 1A – the best there is.

These exceptional water conditions are pivotal to the success of our organic salmon. The Salmon swimming in the strong currents make the muscle texture firm and the fat content is very low.

At the end of their life, the salmon will have swam the equivalent of 20,000 km which is about the same distance that wild salmon would cover.

Organically farmed salmon are reared in large cages which allow them to follow their natural shoaling behaviour, and we have chosen this farm because the salmon density in the cages is very low and the conditions under which the salmon are farmed are very close to its wild counterparts.

The salmon is raised from egg to grown fish in a traceable way. After 12 months in fresh water, the salmon are transferred to the cages in the sea where they stay for the next 2 years. On average, it takes 3 years to rear the salmon before it reaches you. When they reach 4.5 to 5.5 kg, the ideal harvest size, they are transferred by boat to our processing plant.

The organic salmon farms are certified organic which means they have undergone a strict, high-standard certification process. Our organic salmon is fully traceable and certified by The Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association (IOFGA), Naturland (Germany), Qualité France, and Bio Suisse (Switzerland).

They are also regularly audited by relevant government bodies such as the Irish Department of Marine.

Superior Salmon

Since 1963 Kerryfish and the Quinlan family has been famous for the production of Wild Irish Smoked Salmon. Our smoking technique is one that we have practised since our inception and Kerryfish has since 1963 built up a loyal following of gourmet customers throughout the world.

Our Wild Smoked Salmon was awarded Gold Medals at the UK Great Taste Award’s and we pride ourselves in the very special product we produce from Genuine Wild Atlantic Irish Salmon. This authentic product cannot be substituted in Quality, Taste or Texture by any mass-produced farmed bred fish.

Wild Salmon is an excellent source of high-quality protein and is completely natural contain no antibiotics, growth hormones or artificial colours and is high in heart-healthy Omega 3 fatty acids.

Our unique smoking process makes Quinlan’s Kerryfish’s Wild Irish Oak-Smoked Salmon the most desired of all Wild Smoked Salmon. If you wish to visit the smokery we are located a few km from Caherciveen.