Trota iridea

Products derived from fish, shellfish and crustaceans, and special farming techniques of the same;

1. Product name:
Trota iridea

2. Other names:

3. Short product description:
The trout is usually packaged in 300g to 800g-sized portions.

4. Production area:
Mediavalle del Serchio, Garfagnana, Lunigiana, provinces of
Lucca and Massa-Carrara.

5. Production status:
r disappeared r at risk r active

6. Production process:
The trout is raised in 2.5-3m-deep tanks dug into the earth or gravel to recreate the fish’s natural environment and filled with clear, unpolluted and high quality spring water. The tanks are fitted with an oxygenation system and maintain a constant water temperature of 16°C, allowing the fish to feed all year round and have a more intensive production cycle (9 months) than normal (18 months). The high ratio of water quality to fish ensures good health and high organoleptic qualities, qualifying the project as semi-extensive farming.
Pelleted food is used for feeding. The trout are slaughtered when they reach 9 months and weigh around 300g (an adult-sized trout). After being stunned, the fish are taken for gutting, washing and selection. Fish destined for sale as fillets are filleted. The last step is packaging. Sales are made throughout the entire year.

7. Materials, equipment and premises used for production:
s Breeding tanks
s Oxygenation system
s Factory for slaughtering and processing the fish
s Knives, cutting boards, work surfaces

8. Notes on traditionalism, homogeneity of spread and persistence of production rules over time:
The quality of Tuscan rainbow trout comes from the unique breed and excellent environmental conditions in which they are raised.

9. Production:
Production involves two farms in the province of Massa Carrara and one in Lucca. Entire production is around 4,000 tonnes, which analysing commercial trends in recent year, can be considered constant. The trout are sold both alive to repopulate lakes and rivers and to shop owners and restaurateurs, 40% of which are regionally based and 60% located in other Italian regions.

Preparations of fish, shellfish and special techniques of farming the same
Production area

La Trota iridea è un prodotto tipico dei territori: Mediavalle del Serchio, Garfagnana, Lunigiana, province di Lucca e Massa Carrara.