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Latvian company DELFA has been one of the largest suppliers of chilled and frozen fish to Europe and North America for many years. The total sales amount in 2011 was 8.896 thousand tones what made us leaders in the market and inspired to keep developing the business. DELFA collaborates with major fishing and fish farming companies and offers the customers a wide variety of products at different prices.

Awards

Dienas Bizness: Certificate of Merit

The newspaper business awards
as a fast growing company in Riga
2004

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Top 500

The largest companies of Latvia in accordance with the net turnover:

2002 2003 2004 2005
84th place 38th place 31st place 21st place
 

Company

DELFA supplies raw fish to processing factories and for peddling, and as a reliable partner satisfies the customers’ requirements in high-quality seafood products. Chilled and frozen catch could be delivered to any place and at any time.

DELFA has been concentrating for many years on thorough expertise of chilled and frozen fish market and quick market changes response. The company regularly informs both the suppliers and the customers about all the changes at the market.

Due to the effective teamwork and professional attitude to each of the customers, the company DELFA has gained the reputation of an attractive and reliable partner.

DELFA takes priority of long-term and mutually beneficial relations and cooperation with customers and suppliers.

The basic principles of the company to exercise are the following:

  • Quality of the product we guarantee to deliver to our customers must be the highest
  • Stability of the range of our products during the entire year remains invariable.
  • Appreciation of the mutually beneficial cooperation with our partners makes it possible for us to succeed.
  • Responsibility to our customers and partners requires the best basis for the professional development of our employees.

Due to the successful company's activities in global and local market, it has been recognized several times in Latvia and it has received prestigious awards, taking the leading position among the largest companies in Latvia.

Dienas Bizness: Certificate of Merit

The award of the newspaper business for a fast growing company in Riga in 2004.

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DB Top 500

The largest companies in Latvia based on the dates of net turnover:

 
2002 2003 2004 2005
84th
place
38th
place
31st
place
21st
place
 

Products

DELFA offers a perfect choice of chilled and frozen catch from the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean at any time and you would choose the best primary product for your business.

Name Country of Origin Features Size
Salmon Norway with head, cleaned Any
Trout Norway with head, cleaned 1-6
Trout Denmark with head, cleaned 1-2, 2-3, 3-4








Name Country of Origin Features Size
Salmon Norway head on, gutted Any
Salmon trout Norway headless, gutted 1,8-5,6
Herring Norway, Iceland whole round 125-200, 200-300, 250+, 300+, 350+, 400+
Herring filleted Norway filleted 4-7, 5-8, 6-10, 8-12, 10-16
Herring filleted Iceland filleted 4-7, 5-8, 6-10, 8-12
Mackerel Norway whole round 200-400, 300-500, 400-600
Saithe Norway headless, gutted 1,2-,1,2+
Saithe filleted Iceland filleted 16-32, 32+
Catfish Norway, Iceland headless, gutted  
Redfish Iceland headless, gutted 300-500
Haddock Iceland headless, gutted  
Cod Iceland headless, gutted  
Ling Iceland headless, gutted  
Fillet of ling Iceland filleted  
Prawns cooked Iceland peeled  
 

Suppliers

  • Marine Harvest AS
    www.marineharvest.com 

    Marine Harvest Norway AS 

    Marine Harvest is the world leading seafood company which offers farmed salmon and processed seafood to customers in more than 70 markets worldwide.

  • Hallvard Leroy AS
    www.leroy.no

    Hallvard Leroy AS

    Lerøy Seafood Group is the leading exporter of seafood from Norway and meets the demand for food and culinary experiences in Norway and many other countries by supplying seafood products through selected distributors to producers, households and consumers. The main activities of the Group are distribution, sale and marketing of seafood, processing of seafood, farming salmon, trout and other species, as well as product development.

  • Seaborn AS
    www.seaborn.no

    Seaborn AS

    Seaborn AS has become a major distributor of Norwegian Salmon and Norwegian Fjord Trout since it was incepted in May 2001. The company has established an effective sales organisation that care for efficiency and economy.

  • Norway Royal Salmon AS
    www.norwayroyalsalmon.com 

    Norway Royal Salmon AS

    Norway Royal Salmon AS (NRS) is a fully integrated fish farming company offers salmon and trout to the world market from NRS own farms.

    NRS is involved in all stages of the process, from hutching production, fish production and harvesting to sales and marketing.

  • Ocean Quality AS
    www.oceanquality.no

    Ocean Quality AS

    Ocean Quality represents GriegSeafood and BremnesSeashore keeping a strong focus on quality within the whole process of fish production. Ocean Quality aims to be number one in creating values and peace of mind for customers.

  • Aalesundfish AS
    www.aalesundfish.no

    Aalesundfish AS

    Aalesundfisk is one of the leading Norwegian exporters of seafood. The company has a strong focus on the global retail segment as well as the HoReCa production segments.

  • Sekkingstad AS
    www.sekkingstad.no

    Sekkingstad AS

    Sekkingstad has been supplying salmon and other seafood products for more than 80 years.

  • Norway Pelagic AS
    www.norwaypelagic.no

    Norway Pelagic AS

    Although it was set up in 2007 Norway Pelagic is a company with good old traditions.

  • Atlantic Pelagic AS
    http://www.atlanticpelagic.no/

    Atlantic Pelagic AS

    Atlantic Pelagic AS was established by Austevoll Seafood ASA out of five Norway companies merged and now offers the best products in the today's ever more competitive fish market.

  • Nils Sperre AS
    www.nsperre.no

    Nils Sperre AS

    Nils Sperre AS is one of the leading Norwegian producers and suppliers of pelagic fish, sea frozen fish, dried salted and wet salted fish.

    The company, which was founded in 1923, has developed into an acknowledged producer and desirable supplier for customers all over the world.

  • Nergard Sales AS
    www.nergard.no

    Nergard Sales AS

    Today Nergård is one of the biggest Norwegian exporters of seafood.

  • Iceland Pelagic AS
    www.icepel.is

    Iceland Pelagic AS

    Iceland Pelagic Ltd. is a division of the group of vertically integrated companies involved in fishing, processing and sales of frozen fish and seafood. The company offers pelagic fish species as herring, capelin, blue whiting and mackerel as well as ground fish as silver smelt, redfish, Greenland halibut, shrimps and other being caught around Iceland and in the North Atlantic.

  • Iceland Seafood International
    www.is.is

    Iceland Seafood International

    Iceland Seafood International is a worldwide sales and marketing company founded in 1932 specialized in quality seafood products.

  • Marine Foods B.V.
    www.marinefoods.com

    Marine Foods B.V.

    Since its foundation in 1978 Marine Foods B.V. has grown into one of the main trading companies in The Netherlands with frozen fish markets in South East Asia, Japan, Australia, Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia.

  • Jaczon B.V.
    www.jaczon.nl

    Cornelis Vrolijk B.V.

    Cornelis Vrolijk B.V. is a family business set up in 1954. Over the years it has gained a considerable reputation in the international fishing and shipping world.

  • PP
    www.pp-group.eu

    Parlevliet and Van der Plas B.V.

    Parlevliet and Van der Plas It is a well-known international company specialized in farming fish, fishing, processing and selling fish and seaproducts.

 

Equipment

The complex of technological equipment and laboratory equipment has become a new focus of our company.

Modernization of the Baltic states, which goes in after the entry into the EU, requires services in renovation and complectation of the equipment for food and other industries. Small and medium companies do not always have the opportunity to order and purchase new equipment they required from the manufacturers. Often, the problem can be solved by using second-hand equipment to achieve new goals, but additionally updated and equipped with new mounts, electric drive, control and monitoring system, and adapted to specific customer needs.

To carry out such work, our company invites experts in the required fields, including engineers, designers, engineers and technicians.

 
 
 

Fisherman's handbook

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Ling

The common ling or simply the ling ( Molva molva) is a large member of the cod family

An ocean fish whose habitat is in the Atlantic region and can be found around Iceland, Faroe Islands, British Isles, the Norse coast and occasionally around Newfoundland, the ling has a long slender body usually 70 to 110 cm but can reach 2 meters in length and weight up to 45 kgs. The ling is edible; its flesh is prized and can be considered interchangeable with cod in either its fresh, salted or dried forms. The salted roe of the ling is considered a delicacy.

Length: 1m

Location

Сoast of Norway and Scotland

The depth of habitat

0 to 300 m

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Halibut

Halibut is a flatfish from the family of the right-eye flounders.

Other flatfish are also called halibut. Halibut live in the North Pacific and the North Atlantic oceans. They are highly-regarded food fish.

The Pacific halibut is found on the continental shelf of the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea and have diamond-shaped bodies. Most halibut caught weigh 15–20 pounds (6.8–9.1 kg), although individuals weighing more than 150 pounds (68 kg) are regularly caught.
The Atlantic halibut is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. The native habitat of the Atlantic halibut is the temperate waters of the northern Atlantic, from Labrador and Greenland to Iceland, the Barents Sea and as far south as the Bay of Biscay. It is the largest flatfish in the Atlantic and one of the largest species of flatfish in the world, reaching lengths of up to 4.7 metres (15 ft) and weights of 320 kilograms (710 lb).

Other species of the same family (Pleuronectidae) sometimes called "halibut"are:

  • Kamchatka flounder (Atheresthes evermanni) - sometimes called "Arrowtooth halibut" It can grow as long as 100 centimetres (39 in) in length, and can weigh up to 8.5 kilograms (19 lb). Its native habitat is the temperate waters of the northern Pacific from the Bering Sea to Santa Rosa Island, California.

  • Halibut are often broiled, deep-fried or grilled while fresh. Smoking is more difficult with halibut meat than it is with salmon, due to its ultra-low fat content. Eaten fresh, the meat has a clean taste and requires little seasoning. Halibut is noted for its dense and firm texture.

Length: 1.3m

Location

The Barents, Bering and Okhotsk seas

The depth of habitat

0 to 300 m

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Wolffish/Catfish

A perch shaped marine fish with strong and powerful teeth.

This fish is found across the North Atlantic Ocean from north of Russia to the Scotian Shelf, off Nova Scotia. It can grow to 145 centimetres in length and almost 20 kilograms in weight. The northern wolffish has a more uniform body colour than the other wolffish species, ranging from grey to dark chocolate, sometimes with a light violet sheen. They are known to reach lengths of around seven feet or longer but often average around three feet in length. In European countries this fish is often commonly called the catfish and is highly popular as a food fish. Fresh salted catfish caviar is almost as tasty as traditional caviar, but catfish liver is considered a delicacy among Scandinavian fishermen. Besides, the skin of the fish is used to produce the original leather goods.

Length: 1.4m

Location

Northern waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans

The depth of habitat

0 to 300 m

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Tusk/Cusk

The cusk or tusk is a marine cod-like fish in the ling family Brosme.

Other common names include brismak, brosmius, torsk and moonfish. It is distributed on both sides of the North Atlantic, mostly in moderately deep water. The maximum length is about 3 feet (100 cm) and top weight about 30 pounds (14 kg). The commercial catch individuals run between 1 and 2 feet long (30–60 cm), and average about 5 pounds (2 kg). It is an excellent food fish. It is marketed as fresh or frozen fillets; a part of the catch is smoked. Tusk is light and has an excellent texture. It could be serves as an excellent source of protein and vitamin B12, pyridoxine and selenium.

Length: 0.8m

Location

Off the coast of Norway and Scotland

The depth of habitat

0 to 300 m

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Hake

The term hake refers to fish in either of family Phycidae of the northern oceans and family Merlucciidae of northern and southern oceans.

Hake length can vary from 30 cm to 1.5 m depending on the species. In Western Europe, heck is considered to be the best representative of hake and rock cod is better known under the name of hake.

Hake has been primarily divided into three principal levels which are fresh hake fish, frozen hake fish and frozen hake fillet. The fresh hake fish is mainly supplied by European production and imports. Frozen hake fish and frozen hake fillet are effectively supplied by imports and European processing companies. Hake is a common food fish. It is used in imitation crab meat, it could easily lose its flavour and aroma, but rapid freezing helps avoid this problem. Hake flesh is tender, white, juicy, non fatty. Fillet plates can be easily separated from the bones after cooking.

Length: 1.5m

The depth of habitat

0 to 300 m

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Cod

Cod is used as the common name for various other fish.

All these species have a profusion of common names, most of them including the word "cod". Many common names have been used of more than one species, in different places or at different times.

The Pacific cod is an important commercial food species. It is also known as gray cod or grey cod, and grayfish or greyfish. May grow up to 48–49 cm and weigh up to 15 kg.

The Atlantic cod is a well-known demersal food fish.It is also commercially known as cod, codling or haberdine. It can grow to 2 meters in length and weigh up to 96 kilograms (210 lb).

The Greenland cod, known variously as rock cod, ogac and uvac is a commercially harvested food fish. They can grow to a length of 80 cm.

Cod is popular as a food with a mild flavour and a dense, flaky white flesh. Cod livers are processed to make cod liver oil, an important source of vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA).

Length: 0.8m

The depth of habitat

0 to 300 m

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Shad

The shads or river herrings are distinct from others in that family by having a deeper body and spawning in rivers.

Several species can be found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Shads can also be found throughout the Caspian Sea. Many are found in freshwater during spawning and some are only found in landlocked freshwater. Shads are generally dark on the back and top of the head with blue, violet, or greenish tints. However, some species can be identified as having a grey or green back. Spots are commonly found behind the head and the fins may vary from species to species or individually. Cooked fillet is light, coarsely fibrous, juicy and tasty. It is recommended to serve as the second course of a meal as fillets and balyk products, hot and cold smoked. It can also be used to produce salted foods and canned goods.

Length: 0.9m

The depth of habitat

0 to 300 m

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Pangasius

In English-speaking countries this fish is called “catfish”…

In English-speaking countries this fish is called “catfish”, that is - catfish or even a “channel catfish” because Pangasius species live in the Mekong ducts, both – of natural and artificial origin. Pangasius reaches a length of 130 cm and weight 40 kg. This fish is extremely popular throughout the world. The fish tastes like shrimp, carp and even a rabbit, its taste is a bit sweet. It is often sold as fish fillets. In 2009, Pangasius made it onto the National Fisheries Institute’s “Top Ten” list of the most consumed seafood in America. According to the NFI, this mild-flavored white-flesh fish is farmed in Asia, and is being used increasingly in food service. It is finding its way onto restaurant menus and into stores as well, where one may see it called basa, tra, or swai.

Length: 1.3m

Location

In the Mekong ducts

The depth of habitat

0 to 300 m

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Salmon

Salmon is the common name for several species of fish in the family Salmonidae.

Salmon live along the coasts of both the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and have also been introduced into the Great Lakes of North America. Salmon are intensively produced in aquaculture in many parts of the world. Typically, salmon are anadromous: they are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, then return to fresh water to reproduce. However, there are populations of several species that are restricted to fresh water through their life. Salmon is a popular food. Classified as an "oily fish", salmon is considered to be healthful due to the fish's high protein, high omega-3 fatty acids, and high vitamin D content. Farm raised salmons are sold year round. Commercial fishing is performed by coastal land owners who have permission to do so. Salmon comes to market in fresh and frozen form, split into fillets, smoked and salted.

Length: 0.8m

Location

Cape North Cap, Finmark, North Sea

The depth of habitat

0 to 300 m

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Trout

Trout is the name for a number of species of freshwater fish.

They are classified as an oily fish. The word trout is also used as part of the name of some non-salmonid fish. Trout are closely related to salmon. Some trout such as Lake trout usually live in freshwater lakes and/or rivers exclusively, while others such as the Rainbow trout (sometimes referred to as the Steelhead salmon) spend two or three years at sea before returning to freshwater to spawn. Lake trout are the largest of the charrs, the record weighing almost 46.3 kg (102 lb).

Trout are an important food source for humans. As a group, trout are somewhat bony, but the flesh is generally considered to be tasty. The flavor of the flesh is heavily influenced by the diet of the fish. Trout is very rich in Omega-3 and fat-soluble vitamins A and D. Trout come to market in fresh, frozen, smoked, salted, and also as intermediate products. Perfect for cooking multiple dishes: you can fry, boil and cook it on the grill.

Length: 1m

The depth of habitat

0 to 200 m

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Herring

Herring is an oily fish found in the shallow, temperate waters…

Herring is an oily fish found in the shallow, temperate waters of the North Pacific and the North Atlantic oceans, including the Baltic Sea and comprise some 200 species that share similar features. These silvery-colored fish have a single dorsal fin, which is soft, without spines. They have no lateral line and have a protruding lower jaw. Their size varies between subspecies: the Baltic herring is small, 14 to 18 centimeters; the proper Atlantic herring can grow to about 46 cm (18 inches) and weigh up 700 g (1.5 pounds); and Pacific herring grow to about 38 cm (15 inches). Herrings are forage fish moving in vast schools, coming in spring to the shores of Europe and America, where they are caught, salted, smoked, marinated and creamed. Herring - delicious fish that can be eaten in raw, smoked, salted and pickled way.

Length: 0.25m

Location

The northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

The depth of habitat

0 to 200 m

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Mackerel

Mackerel is a common name applied to a number of different species of pelagic fish

Mackerel is a common name applied to a number of different species of pelagic fish, mostly, but not exclusively, from the family Scombridae. They are found in both temperate and tropical seas, mostly living along the coast or offshore in the oceanic environment. Mackerel is a pelagic, fast-swimming fish in summer and autumn it moves in large shoals along the coast and out in the Skagerrak, North Sea and southern Norwegian Sea. In Europe, the mackerel are divided into two main populations: one west of the British Isles and another in the North Sea and Skagerrak. Mackerel caught in the North Sea, Skagerrak and the Norwegian Sea belongs mostly to the western population. Male and female Atlantic mackerel grow at about the same rate, reaching a maximum fork length of about 47 cm.

Mackerel is an important food fish that is consumed worldwide. As an oily fish, it is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Smaller mackerel are forage fish for larger predators, including larger mackerel. Mackerel - a valuable food fish. Boiled and roasted meat gets a little bit dry texture. Mackerel comes to market frozen, smoked, salted and canned.

Length: 0.5m

Location

North Sea, Skagerrak and the Norwegian Sea

The depth of habitat

0 to 300 m

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Pollock

Pollock is the common name used for either of the two species of marine fish in the Pollachius genus.

Other names for Pollock include the Atlantic pollock, European pollock, lieu jaune, and lythe; while Pollock virens is sometimes known as Boston blues (distinct from bluefish), coalfish (or coley), silver bills or saithe. Both species can grow to 3 ft 6 in (1.07 m) and can weigh up to 46 lb (21 kg). The fish has a strongly-defined, silvery lateral line running down the sides. Above the lateral line, the color is a greenish black. The belly is white. Pollock are a "whitefish". Pollock is a popular source of food in some countries, such as Norway, in the United Kingdom it has previously been largely consumed as a cheaper and versatile alternative to cod and haddock in the West Country, elsewhere being known mostly for its traditional use as "Pollack for puss / coley for the cat."The fish can be salted and smoked. It is often the common ingredient used to create imitation crab meat.

Length: 1.1m

Location

To the north of Finnmark

The depth of habitat

0 to 300 m

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Sea bass (Seabastes)

Sebastes is a genus of fish in the family Sebastidae, most of which have the common name of rockfish.

Most of the world's almost 110 Sebastes species live in the north Pacific and in the north Atlantic. The rose fish (Sebastes marinus), is known as the ocean perch, Norway haddock, red perch, redfish, or hemdurgan; it is sometimes mistakenly called bergylt, bream, or snapper. The Deepwater redfish may reach a size of 55-70 cm, but is usually less than 45 cm. Sea bass is a delicious food fish. Fresh sea bass is very good fried or boiled. Its fillet is tasty and has a long shelf life in fresh way. Salted sea bass is very delicious.

Length: 0.4m

Location

Norwegian Sea and Arctic Ocean

The depth of habitat

100 to 500 m

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Haddock

The haddock is a marine fish distributed on both sides of the North Atlantic.

Haddock is a popular food fish and is widely fished commercially. Reaching sizes up to 1.1 m (3 ft 7 in), haddock is fished for year-round.

The haddock is easily recognized by a black lateral line running along its white side (not to be confused with pollock which has the reverse, i.e. white line on black side) and a distinctive dark blotch above the pectoral fin, often described as a "thumbprint" or even the "Devil's thumbprint" or "St. Peter's mark". The main spawning areas are located in the central Norwegian waters off the south-west of Iceland and in the Faeroe Islands. Haddock is a very popular food fish, sold fresh, smoked, frozen, dried, or to a small extent canned.

Length: 0.8m

Location

Central Norwegian waters off the south-west of Iceland and in the Faeroe Islands.

The depth of habitat

40 to 300 m

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Contacts

Address

Mellužu 1, Rīga, LV-1067, Latvija

Mellužu 1, Rīga, LV-1067, Latvija

Requisites

SIA „DELFA”
Registration number:
LV50003295261
Registered adress: Vīlipa 8 – 4, Rīga, LV-1083