The family business Paro S.r.l. based in Padova since 1992, has always imported this kind of products, codfish and stockfish, guaranteeing to its customers the best price-quality ratio.
Every year a commission made by experts undertakes long journeys in Norwegian lands to choose directly the best products.
It's only by visiting small local companies and dealing personally with fishermen that Paro fishing products are the best in Italy in terms of quality and price.
A refined and long-time clientele distinguishes Paro on stockfish fishing market.
The company deals with: importation, exportation, processing and packaging, wholesale, storage of fresh, dried, salted, smoked frozen or Preserved fish products.
Norway rugged coasts with islands ad deep fjords extend for over 57.000 kilometres, a distance greatly longer than the Equator. The meeting between the icy waters of these coasts and the mild waters of the Gulf Stream makes the Norwegian Sea rich in feeding and creates the optimal conditions for fishes and shellfishes growth.
Norwegians have always used this easy to find resource, of which this country is very rich. The great competence of Norwegian fishers goes back even to the Viking Age.
Norwegian fishing products are worked using techniques refined for centuries of contact with the sea. But these methodologies are joined by newest and more innovative technologies, always respecting wildlife. Today fishing industry still represents one of the most important activities for the economy of the country.
About 50.000 people obtain their income, directly or indirectly, from fishing activity, aquaculture and from the processing and distribution of fishing products.
Thanks to constant researches in this field, Norway has also undertaken the leading role in this sector all around the world. Norwegians' attention is directed not only to fishing techniques but also to the fish stock management. Since long time Norway follows the principle about the preservation of stock levels. The result must be an organically sustainable fishing and at the same time it must be cost-effective in the long term.
Norway avails itself of the collaboration of the International Council for the Exploration of Sea (ICES); depending on scientific researches on the number of specimens it suggests the fishing amount of every single species. The Ministry of Fisheries, according to other countries, has the final decision and the responsibility about fishing amounts. Fishing zones must be examined by the Directorate of Fisheries and of Norwegian Coastguard. When fishing boats come into harbour, other controls about catching and allowed individual amounts are made.
Do you know what "stockfish" and "codfish" words come from?
Stockfish omes from "stokk" that means pole – poles are used to build the structure called rack – where the fish is hanged for drying.
Salted and dried codfish is often called "klippfisk", because at first salted codfish were put to dry in the sun on "klippe", rocks along the Norwegian coasts.