The auction offers products from artisanal fisheries.
The boats registered go out for the day, providing high quality products and exceptional freshness.
Products sold in auction
In 2014, the 10 most common varieties were :
- Sea Bass
A total of 2,850 tons of seafood were identified, weighed, offered for sale and handled by staff of the auction and its partners.
Thanks to its unique location, between sea and lake, some products have a marked seasonality.
During the months of October and November, the fish of the Thau lagoon spawn to the sea, having fattened for several months. The fish best known for this migration is the bream, demand for this product in the auction is always high.
The fish return to the lagoon in August from the open sea to gain weight again.
Spring is the season of Sars, this product is highly sought after by restaurateurs. This is a renowned fish for its fine flesh.
Generally there is a peak in demand of all species in the autumn, ie from mid-September to mid-December.
Case of Bluefin Tuna
Bluefin Tuna fishing is controlled in strict compliance with international regulations. Thus their fishing seasons are governed by ministerial orders, with observers embarked onboard the boats, along with daily controls both at sea and in the docks. Every year, the Scientific Committee of ICCAT provide fishing quotas fixed according to the state of the bluefin tuna stock.
Each tuna caught is identified by a marking ring attached at the tail of the fish. This token indicates that the fish was harvested in full respect of the regulations in place.
Through the implementation of these quotas bluefin tuna stocks have been strengthened. Fishermen and small businesses are the first affected by this development, the sustainability of their business is ensured.
The collective mark of Red Line Tuna is evidence of the awareness of fishermen and their willingness to engage in sustainable and responsible fishing.
Today, supermarkets sell bluefin tuna again due to the sustainability of the tuna fishing industry.