Balfegó presented yesterday at La Nacional a Kaitai Show for representatives of the culinary industry, international and local chefs and culinary media in New York City.
Renowned chefs such as Jose Andres, attended this spectacle. Balfegó’s mission is to catch, ranch, study and sell Bluefin tuna, under a sustainable corporate social responsibility system that ensures the continuity of the species.
Balfegó’s initiative aims to raise awareness of the importance of the processes they develop in order to safeguard Bluefin tuna. The kaitai show presented by Balfegó provided data on the morphology and life habits of this king of the seas, in addition to information on the system that allows Balfegó to certify that each piece of tuna has been captured according to regulation. This system ensures the continuity of the species and proves that Balfegó acts within the frame of international organization-assigned quotas.
Manel Balfegó co-President Chairman, along with Juan Serrano and Higini Hernandez, Managing Director and Sales Director respectively, attended the kaitai-show with Nobuyuki Tajiri, the renowned Japanese master tuna cutter. Mr. Tajiri is renowned in the industry as the most experienced tuna master in Spain, besides being a Spanish speaker.
Balfegó is a leading exporter of top quality fresh bluefin tuna. Its management model and its pioneering traceability process that enables individual identification and accreditation of each single tuna in order to preserve the species for the future, have become a reference world-wide. Balfegó exports fresh bluefin tuna to more than 30 countries and flyes tuna from the coast of Tarragona (Spain) to the most prestigious restaurants in the world. Balfegó represents 25% of the bluefin tuna imports in the United States. True World Food, its main distributor, is one of the largest wholesale distributors of fresh and frozen seafood in the country, out of 28 locations.