In production since November 2007.
Anna Maria Fish Company is the first in the United States to produce bottarga-the sun cured roe of gray striped mullet. We are located on the Central Gulf Coast of Florida in the Cortez fishing village, one of the oldest working fishing villages in America that was founded in the late 1700's for its abundance of striped gray mullet. The clean waters surrounding the village and Anna Maria Island continue to maintain healthy stocks, known to be some of the highest quality gray mullet in the world, prized imparticularly for its illustrious golden roe. For decades, Cortez mullet roe was exported to Europe and Asia to be processed, until Anna Maria Fish Company started its own tradition of producing bottarga in an effort to add value to community and local fisherman and to produce the freshest highest quality bottraga in the world. We conduct the process from beginning to end, netting the fish, harvesting the roe, curing, drying and packaging the finished product. Giving the world a bottarga of superior quality and flavor, the way nature intended.