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.
In Douarnenez – the westernmost part of Brittany – the Conserverie Chancerelle employs around 700 people and attaches great importance to:
- a responsible and sustainable purchasing policy
- the promotion of the local economy
- a sustainable and ethically correct fishing practice
A commitment since close to 20 years
The Conserverie Chancerelle wants to preserve the world’s fish resources and dutifully deal with them. For this reason, the first organic canned fish of the Phare d’Eckmühl brand was created in 1999. At the beginning of 2019, the company had its extensive efforts in product quality, resource management, social and transparency audited and approved by an independent control body (Bureau Veritas). From this audit, an even more ambitious, sustainable fishing policy with the new label “Sustainable Fish” emerged.
From wild fish to can food
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 fish used are also selected for their nutritional and taste properties. Thanks to many years of experience, Phare d’Eckmühl can convince with innovative and at the same time delicious recipes in organic quality.