Matorka Arctic char - the World's finest Arctic char from the World's most magical place.
We exist with a singular focus: to responsibly raise and deliver the world’s freshest, highest quality Arctic char to your stores and kitchens.
Our land-based aquaculture system makes us a consistent and trusted source of quality fish. Our Arctic char is available throughout Iceland, Europe and North America. Contact us to find out more.
Grindavík, Iceland A MAGICAL LOCATION
There is a magical location on this earth – a stark, wild, and otherworldly place of striking extremes and rugged landscapes – where all of nature comes together to create the perfect conditions for the world’s most extraordinary fish to thrive.
On a single spectacular peninsula in Iceland, pristine arctic waters work in harmony with the natural filtration of up to 200,000-year-old lava beds, and geothermal energy provides constant 10-12°C temperatures. It is here, within this ecosystem of perfect synergy, that we raise the finest and most sustainable Arctic char in the world.
Arctic Char - AN EXTRAORDINARY FISH
The northernmost freshwater fish on earth, Arctic char is delicately flavoured, with a rich, flaky texture and exquisite pink to red color. It’s a delicious and extremely versatile fish, one that holds flavours beautifully and lends itself well to traditionally salmon-focused recipes.
It’s packed with EPA and DHA, the most beneficial Omega-3 EPA fatty acids, and high in protein. Our Arctic char is raised in some of the most pristine water in the world. And – by dedicating ourselves solely to raising this extraordinary fish in this single magical location – we are proud to supply the best tasting, healthiest Arctic char in Iceland, and the world.
Promoting, supporting, and optimising the welfare of our fish is the fundamental principle that drives how we manage production. Fish health and welfare, top quality nutrition, optimal environment, and the overall comfort of our fish are of utmost importance. These priorities are at the heart of Matorka’s ethical animal care practices.
Trailblazing Sustainability - LAND-BASED AQUACULTURE
We work within Iceland’s natural ecosystem to establish the most sustainable aquaculture in the world. Here, in our unique Grindavík location, we found the ideal setting to engineer a trailblazing land-based aquaculture facility, creating what is arguably the lowest impact, most responsible way to raise strong, thriving fish.
Production is fully integrated with the natural ecosystem to be self-sustaining and carbon neutral: We source all our water from precipitation and snowmelt naturally filtered and heated by the volcanic lava beds that make up the landscape. We hatch our own fish, never drawing from the ocean or lakes. And we use only 100% clean geothermal electricity to power our energy-efficient facilities, never taking more than we need.
Our Arctic char are responsibly raised, with wellbeing of the fish and stewardship of the environment top priorities. Our fish are fed a high-quality, sustainable non-GMO diet. To ensure a stress-free environment, our production systems are designed to minimize visual and physical human contact, to enable natural schooling behavior, and to provide a strong circular current that ensures healthy movement.
WORLD-CLASS Business & Team
We are a dedicated and hands-on team, we operate with integrity, practicality, and a genuine passion for raising this exceptional fish in Iceland’s beautiful and sometimes brutal environment.
We harvest-to-order to ensure our fish arrive as fresh as possible, minimizing the time from when the fish is swimming in our tanks to when being processed, packaged and ready for export. And we can easily scale to meet customer and market needs. We are proud to be compliant with multiple leading global certifications spanning environmental sustainability, best labour practices, aquaculture best practice, and animal welfare.
Distribution Regions and Business Locations
- Canada - Atlantic
- Canada - Central & Interior
- Canada - Pacific
- USA - All