Secret Island is 100% vertically integrated from ocean to plate and we are completely transparent with our process. Our salmon is caught, processed, and flash-frozen at peak freshness, all within hours of harvest.

While fishing boats can stay out for days or weeks at a time, Secret Island’s advanced technology enables us to lock in freshness and preserve the natural flavor of the salmon.

Two fishermen talk with a view of Chiloe behind them. One of them sits on a boat and the other stands on a dock.

Step 1: Fresh Water Centers

We have Fresh Water Centers located in various communities of our country, which deal with the incubation of Atlantic and Coho Salmon from the ova to the smolt stage. This process is carried out in fish farms located both on land and in lakes, ensuring a process that is environmentally conscious and sustainable over time.

The salmon go from the ova to the fingerling stage and then to the smolt stage in about 10 months, a period in which our collaborators ensure that they have the best-quality food. The ideal light and oxygenation conditions for water ensure the well-being of the fish until they are ready to be transferred to our Agua Mar centers.

Aerial view of salmon sea cultivation.

Step 2: Sea Water Centers

Salmones Austral has more than 20 Sea Water Centers located mainly in the Los Lagos region of Chilean Patagonia. These centers are responsible for the rearing and fattening of salmonids from the arrival of the smolts until they reach the appropriate weight to be processed and shipped.

Our centers have state-of-the-art technology and our collaborators are in constant training to guarantee the safety and well-being of the fish.

Gloved hand pats fresh salmon filet.

Step 3: Harvest + Processing

We have two process plants located in the Los Lagos region, specifically in the vicinity of the city of Puerto Montt and on the Big Island of Chiloé, which gives us versatility in processes and deliveries, thus speeding up distribution to our clients in a timely and efficient manner.

Close up of vacuum-sealed salmon filets.

Step 4: Packaging

Our salmon is caught, processed, and flash-frozen at peak freshness, all within hours of harvest. While fishing boats can stay out for days or weeks at a time, Secret Island’s advanced technology enables us to lock in freshness, preserving the natural flavor of the salmon.

Salmon salad with toppings arranged next to bowl.

Step 5: Home Delivery

Our premium quality salmon is perfectly portioned and filled with flavor! Discover our entire list of mouthwatering products that can be delivered directly to your door.