ROTTNEST ISLAND SCALLOPS - the ultimate boutique fishery
Rottnest Island Scallops (Amusium balloti) - in season, you simply cannot buy a fresher, more exquisite, local and sustainable seafood product.
The Rottnest Island Scallop Boutique Fishery was named Producer of the Year at the annual Delicious Produce Awards in 2013, a forum for the nation's best producers, growers and harvesters judged by a panel of eminent Chef's and food suppliers.
Established in August 2010, One Sea is the ultimate boutique fishery producer. With just one vessel and one licence it fishes north of Rottnest Island.
One Sea now owns all the entitlements to fish in the Rottnest Island Fishery, 14 miles off the coast of Fremantle. Thus allowing One Sea to be the only supplier of Rottnest Island Premium Seafood, ensuring consistency when in season.
These premium Scallops will only be harvested when the condition is at its optimum for supplying fresh to the market, traditionally from March to October.
The sustainability of the fishery is their paramount concern, which is why every year they work in partnership with the scientists from the Department of Fisheries and survey the stock several times to ensure it is at optimum quality before opening the season, and then continue monitoring during the season.
The Fishery have invested in many areas to ensure they are being environmentally friendly. They made a significant investment in the most technically advanced low resistance nets the reduce drag and cut the rate of non-target species capture by an estimated 50%. One state-of-the art net costs $6,000 as opposed to $1,600 per traditional net. This drag reduction also saves on fuel costs cutting the fishery’s carbon footprint and making it more cost efficient. They also fitted the nets with fish escape panels that allow non-target species to swim out.
When fishing, the skipper and crew will return, each fishing day, early in the morning to Fremantle’s Fishing Boat Harbour to hand over their harvest for processing. All of the harvest is landed within 24 hours of being caught. It is consolidated at our warehouse within 3 hours of landing and is distributed that day. Its freshness is therefore guaranteed.
We started this concept with a vision to brand the harvest by region and season, treat it like treasure and deliver it fresh, on the same day it’s landed. You simply can’t buy fresher, premium quality, local, sustainable seafood.
If you would like to find out more about our Rottnest Island Scallops - including details on seasons, schedules and pricing, please click the link above.