Our Sources

Wester Ross Salmon

Founded in 1977, Wester Ross Fisheries is the oldest independent salmon farm in Scotland, rearing salmon from fry stage, through grower stage, to harvesting and primary processing. Salmon is farmed in three seawater sites: Loch Kannaird, Loch Broom, and Little Loch Broom.

Wester Ross Fisheries has been certified by the RSPCA since the beginning of the Freedom Food program. Their farm was one of the first farms to pass the certification audit. Directors Gilpin Bradley and Hugh Richards are members of the RSPCA working group for both the freshwater and saltwater practices.

Loch Etive Trout

Loch Etive is a glacially carved 145 meter deep sea loch located along the West Coast of Scotland. The loch’s mix of seawater and freshwater, along with the fast currents and high oxygen levels, creates the perfect conditions to grow these amazing trout. The farm operates at the lowest stocking densities, with the highest welfare standards in the entire UK.

Crown Toro Hamachi

Cho-Rei-Kun frozen hamachi begins with fish that is demonstrably healthier, stronger, with more fat and yielding the firmest fillets. To raise the hamachi, local fishermen capture wild juveniles, known as mojako, which are then brought to a network of small farms. After taking extreme care that the young fish are healthy and acclimated, they are raised to an eventual market size of 4.5 – 5kg (dressed).

Prodemar Sole & Turbot

Prodemar is the flatfish division of Stolt Sea Farm, a multinational company of recognized international prestige in the fish farming sector, part of Stolt-Nielsen Limited. Stolt Sea Farm operates 15 land-based farms. Seven farms in Spain and one each in Iceland, France, Portugal and Norway produce Prodemar™ turbot and sole. SSF’s four farms in California produce sturgeon and Sterling Caviartm. The farms have an annual production capacity of 5,400 tons of turbot, 850 tons of sole, 500 tons of sturgeon and 10 tons of caviar.

Our success is a direct result of our proven ability to develop innovative technologies and techniques that enable us to provide the best products the market has to offer while minimizing our impact on the environment.

Creative Kings Salmon

Creative Salmon is a Canadian company located in beautiful Tofino, BC, on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Creative Salmon was founded in 1990 by a group of investors committed to raising indigenous Chinook salmon. Although one of the smallest salmon farming companies in the world, they are fully integrated, from producing their own broodstock and smolts to raising and harvesting the fish and processing them in a plant located right on the dock in Tofino.

Kyuquot Sound Sablefish

Since 2008, Kyuquot Sound Sablefish has graced some of the world’s most prestigious gatherings and most exquisite restaurants. The fish are island-grown and the farm is locally-owned. Committed to sustaining a healthy environment and community, the farm has a strong partnership with the Kyuquot First Nations. In the Nuu-Chah-Nulth language “Kyuquot” means “different people,” which is a symbol for their unique and different approach to sablefish aquaculture.

Northern Divine White Sturgeon

Fraser River white sturgeon is second to largest to that of the Beluga and is found on the West Coast of Canada. There are 26 sturgeon species found in fresh and coastal waters in the northern hemisphere, five of which live in Canada. Fraser River sturgeon are listed as ‘threatened’ in Canada along with the Shortnose Sturgeon and Atlantic Sturgeon. There are land based farms situated on both the West Coast and East Coast of Canada sustainability raising sturgeon for its prized caviar and continue to work towards the conservation of wild sturgeon.

Premium Bronzini & Dorade

European sea bass, loup de mer, robalo, or bronzini — no matter what you call it, this fish has always been a culinary feature. Historically, Eastern Europeans trapped these fish in lagoons, fattening them up before proudly serving them. In the 1960’s, French, Israeli and Greek scientists developed successful techniques for farming this delicate fish. Since then, the practice of farming this species has expanded around the globe.

Certifications and Accreditations

Our suppliers hold certifications from the industry’s top quality standards organizations including: RSPCA/Freedom Foods, MSC ISO, HACCP, Friend of the Sea, Code of Practice, Quality Trout, Global Gap, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Debio Norway and Naturland Denmark. The specific elements of endorsing or certifying a fish are quite diverse. Farmers will select like-minded firms, aligning to their efforts, and sharing a similar long-term vision. On that note, we are honored and proud to have a fish that has qualified for a Royal Warrant, an authorization to a tradesman to supply goods to a royal household, issued by HM The Queen of England. Wheeler counts on its suppliers attention to detail, standards and certifications. We rely on each other. Together we form a strong ethos of trust.

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