Founded by Ross and Craig Cammilleri in 2000, Fremantle Octopus Pty Ltd specialises in octopus fishing and the manufacture of processed raw and value added octopus products for sale in both the Australian and Overseas markets.
The species of octopus ( O’tetricus ) found off the Western Australian coast is considered to be one of the best species of octopus in the world due to the quality and colour of its flesh when processed, its tenderness and flesh structure, its high quality diet as well as its generous size.
The company has not only created a sustainable octopus fishing industry in Western Australia where none previously existed, it has also built a thriving manufacturing operation that has a world reputation for high quality seafood products. All this whilst maintaining a sustainable fishery policy.
“What we get with the Fremantle Octopus is an incredible product, sustainably caught, handled perfectly and then it ends up being an amazing product on our plate for our guests”
“I think Fremantle Octopus is probably the best tasting octopus i’ve tasted anywhere”
“This kind of octopus is really simple and easy to cook. It’s texture is of really good quality and flavour. We can serve it many different ways”
“Fremantle Octopus is undoubtedly one of the finest seafood products to be produced in Western Australia, amazing flavour and texture, simply a joy to cook with”
“Quite simply, it’s the best octopus in the world. It’s trendy, unique and beautiful”
Our Western Australian Octopus is considered to be among the best eating octopus in the world because of the abundance of its favourite food, Greenlip and Brownlip Abalone, Western Rock Lobster, Blue Swimmer Crabs, Scallops and small fish. Given its diet of world class seafood you can only imagine how good it tastes. Unique and considerably different to other octopus species, Fremantle Octopus has received global plaudits and is widely recognised as the best in the world.
Many of Australia’s leading chefs have added Fremantle Octopus to their menus, obtaining the raw, steamed or marinated octopus directly from our selected distributors nation and internationally wide.
Octopus can now be found in salads, stews with potatoes or pasta and on tapas menus. In recent years we’ve seen dishes such as octopus terrine, octopus confit, octopus risotto, octopus with pasta, char grilled octopus, char sui octopus kebabs and Greek style octopus. Then of course there’s marinated octopus and pickled octopus as a year round favourite.
Who would have thought the humble octopus would become so downright – “trendy”?