About

 

 

 

WE ARE 

A family owned business who has been fishing the Algarve region of Portugal for generations, forever forging local relationships that lead to the freshest and best catches of the day.

Portugal is a country about the size of California. The Algarve region is in the southern coast and stretches about 100 miles up to the Spanish border. The name comes from the Moorish word for region- Al-Gharb. Our coast is one of the most special places on earth. Visitors come to play on some of Europe’s finest golf courses… others come for our spectacular beaches. And then, there’s the fish.

 

CARNIVAL OF FOOD!

Seafood ABOUNDS in the Algarve. Grilled sardines, flavorful chowders, mackerel, tuna. If you visit, you have to try the Cataplana- a wild combination of sausage, clams and ham stirred together with paprika, onions and coriander- delish! We have plenty of local wines, delicious fruits and amazing, fresh breads. Of course, sardines are the staple of every dish.

 

PORTUGUESE SARDINES

The large, juicy, delicious Portuguese sardines have been the main crop in this region for generations. At one time, a small town called Portimao was home to more than 50 sardine canning factories. You’ll find that every Portuguese restaurant has them on offer because Portugal is one of the best places to enjoy this tasty little fish…. And BELA's the best sardine there is. Learn more about BELA's journey to America here.

 

OUR MISSION

We source the best quality seafood from the ocean, working with local communities that fish using traditional and sustainable methods.

Our goal is to provide US-based customers top-quality, amazing seafood from small villages around the non-industrial European coastline. All of our fish is packed fresh within 8 hours of canning and sustainably wild caught (our Sardines and Mackerel) or pole and line caught (our Tuna) so that you can experience the best tasting canned fish on offer.