Phare d’Eckmühl is the organic company of the oldest cannery in the world, La Conserverie Chancerelle. Phare d’Eckmühl ensures that its wild fish is cooked organically and that its farm-raised fish are certified organic. The brand offers a preserved flavour, recognised know-how, support for the local economy and ecology using ethical methods and finally healthy, high-quality products that are colourant and preservative-free. It is through six generations and 150 years of existence that Phare d’Eckmühl has become a producer of high quality fish.
It’s all starting at La Conserverie Chancerelle
La Conserverie Chancerelle is the oldest cannery in the world. This 100% family owned company belongs to the Chancerelle family since 1853. It is based on a strong brand present in supermarkets and hypermarkets : Connetable – but also on its brand Phare d’Eckmühl, especially reserved for organic stores. These two brands have one major common point: the love for the fish.
Located in Douarnenez in Brittany, La Conserverie Chancerelle employs more than 500 peoples, while applying a certain number of values:
- Respect of the responsible and sustainable purchasing policy
- Respect for the local economy
- Respect for sustainable fishing ethics
A commitment since close to 20 years
La Conserverie Chancerelle wants to preserve resources: one of the main priorities of the modern world. Thus was born in 1999, the first organic fish can under the Phare d’Eckmühl brand. These fish are thus selected for their nutritional and taste qualities. Indeed, thanks to its ancestral know-how, the brand innovates with tasty recipes.
From wild fish to can
For Phare d’Eckmühl, it is essential to adapt its fishing methods and recipes for the respect of aquatic fauna. But it is also important to think about the future of fishing. It is for this reason that tuna are caught by line, trout and salmon come from certified organic farms and sardines are caught purse-seine.
The brand wants to respect three major commitments:
- The use of fish from sustainable fisheries: its fish purchase policy is written and shared with NGOs such as Greenpeace.
- Products from organic farming: salmon and trout, but also all agricultural ingredients are from organic farming.
- Production conditions respectful of fish and men: manual work offers old-fashioned quality and know-how of its own. Finally, Phare d’Eckmühl is also developing partnerships with local fishermen to promote the local economy.