Compliance with the standards of sustainable management and environmental protection requires regular analyses in accredited institutions according to accredited methods. Below is a list of regular controls conducted by Cromaris.
Based on studies of the environmental impact Ministry of Environmental Protection prescribed status environmental monitoring on each site. Measurements are performed at the peak loading time of sea water with sediment at several positions on the farm at least once a year.
Biological diving inspection of the seabed, which includes: an overview of the vegetation and animal communities ase well as the state of sea grass
in a seawater column: transparency, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll
seabed sediment: the redox potential, organic carbon, total nitrogen, total phosphorus
Sampling of the farms is carried out twice a year at each location for:
chemical analysis (heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, heavy metals, polychlorinated biphenyls)
residues of antibiotics
detection of parasites
nutritional value of fish meat (especially monitored fat content, ratio of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids)
Finished goods - fresh fish and processed products
four times a year for each product category
microbiological testing according to the EU and Croatian legislation
According to the HACCP plan, and on the account of ensuring product quality and food safety concern, hygiene conditions in the production process and the workers are under diligent observation - swabs (for certain categories) are taken on each line (surfaces, equipment, people) by authorized institutions: the microbiological safety.
HEALTH SAFETY (microbiological testing) - four times a year
CHEMICAL TESTS - nutritional values, analysis of heavy metals
According to the Plan of monitoring the quality of sea and shellfish authorized institutions are engaged in monitoring of phytoplankton composition of sea water at least twice a month (depending on the time of year)
Besides valuable omega-3 fatty acids, fish meat is characterized with easy digestion. Fish meat contain other important nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, which makes this food really whole. That is the reason why the WHO (World Health Organization) recommends to consume fish twice a week.