The primary occupation of the “Omega 3” Fishing Association is fishing for small pelagic fishes (sardines and anchovies)
The “Omega 3” Fishing Association was established in 2008 in the town of Kali on the Island of Ugljan. Kali is a home of the most famous fishermen on the Adriatic who proved their maritime talents even in international waters.
The primary occupation of the “Omega 3” Fishing Association is fishing for small pelagic fishes (sardines and anchovies). The catches of the fishermen members of the “Omega 3” Fishing Association has a significant share in total Croatian catches, and especially with purse seine nets, where they participate with over 20% of the total national catch of small pelagic fishes. It gathers 16 associates and owns a fleet of 21 vessels (21 purse seine vessels).
In June 2012 in the industrial zone Šopot, the “Omega 3” Fishing Association built its logistics base which includes a production facility which allows processing of fresh fish into a frozen product with the modern technology of individual freezing (IQF) and the freezer warehouse. With its own trucks, it transports the fresh fish from the vessels to the production facility in the Šopot industrial zone.
In 2015, the “Omega 3” Fishing Association was acknowledged by the Ministry of Agriculture – Directorate of Fisheries, as the first organization of producers in the Republic of Croatia under the name “Fishing Association Omega 3 – organization of producers”, abbreviated as O3OP.
In June 2017, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the “Adriatic small pelagic fishery improvement project” – (GSA 17 and 18) fisheries improvement project (FIP).