Petaca Chico is a company that sells wild bluefin tuna from the almadraba traps in Barbate. It focuses on selling fresh tuna in the corresponding season and distributes ultra-frozen tuna at -60°C throughout the year. They also prepare, pack and sell octopus, swordfish and tuna, in frozen, defrosted, fresh and, in the case of octopus, also cooked. They offer a wide range of fresh fish, as well as a line of canned almadraba tuna. They have two industrial spaces for the processing and freezing of their products in the Cádiz Free Trade Zone and Conil de la Frontera. They also have the concession of 4 Almadrabas, located in Barbate, Tahardar and Olhão.
El Ronqueo has been producing canned fish since 2002. To do so, they use local raw materials from the nearest fish markets. Located in Barbate, they produce and market canned and semi-preserved fish and Almadraba tuna under the brands El Ronqueo and Artesanos de Almadraba, the latter – with certified organic ingredients.
Family business focused on the commercialisation of sea and estuary products. They specialise in the handmade production of smoked and vinegared products under the brand name del’Aqua. Their star products are sea bass, tuna, smoked mackerel and sardines in vinegar. They’re also specialists in the breeding of Premium sea bass and sea bream in their own Esteros de Trebujena and Sanlúcar de Barrameda. They stand out for the quality and freshness of their fish, the traditional fishing methods they use and the sustainable aquaculture system that is carried out. Los Esteros have been declared an Ecological Reserve due to the richness of their biodiversity.
Located in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, it’s a small company that produces typical seafood stews of local tradition, which are sold canned, without preservatives or colourings. Their stews are 100% homemade. They only use top quality local raw materials: cuttlefish, prawns, extra virgin olive oil, Manzanilla and tomatoes, peppers and onions from Sanlúcar.
Located in Barbate, Salpesca specialises in the production of salted, smoked, canned and semi-preserved fish and bluefin tuna under the brands La Chanca, Baessipo and Salpesca. Its mojama is protected by the PGI Mojama de Barbate certification. They have a Tuna Museum to show visitors the ancestral tradition that exists in this part of the Cádiz coast around the world of tuna – its capture and subsequent transformation.
Ubago Group Mare
Ubago is a business group with a long history of more than 90 years. It’s one of the leaders in the national canned fish and seafood, smoked fish, cod and salted fish sector. They have both their own and concerted fleets in different parts of the world. They’ve had a production centre in La Línea de la Concepción (Cádiz) since 1968, among other national (Málaga) and international (Portugal, Morocco, Cape Verde) locations.
Located in Barbate, Herpac follows a 30-year-old family tradition and specialises in the production and marketing of salted, smoked, canned and semi-preserved fish and bluefin tuna. Their mojama has the quality certification PGI Mojama de Barbate and Marca Calidad Certificada. They work with two brands: Herpac, their main brand, and a second brand, Candray.