The purchasing team in Morpol is extremely knowledgeable about fish and what characteristics represent the best quality for processing. Morpol policy is to purchase farmed Atlantic salmon from Norway and Scotland meeting the specifications for Superior Quality classification. Whole fish on ice are delivered fresh, within hours of harvesting.
A proportion of these fish are certified as meeting organic standards and/or the standards of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.
Wild fish, such as sockeye salmon, must again be of high quality and they must be sourced from fisheries certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council. Coming from the Pacific Ocean, sockeye salmon are frozen to retain their top quality. On arrival in Morpol, the fish are gently thawed to ensure that quality is maintained.