It was the orfe that brought Winston Churchill to the fisheries during a visit with President Franklin D. Roosevelt to what was then known as Shangri-La, now Camp David. "My grandmother showed Churchill all around. He was very interested in the orfe," Klinger said.
(Matt (owner), Ansel, Tatiana, Poppy &
Poppy, Ansel & Tatiana feeding the fish ... they
were fascinated with all the different fish & got
tickled when the fish came to surface for the
A fourth-generation member (Matt) of the family who owns the fisheries has been named president of the business and is combining modern technology with the skills of raising high-quality fish.
Matthew F. Klinger said his great-grandfather, Frederick Tresselt, launched the business in 1924. It is a 125 acre aquaculture site.
"We used to ship around the world, and still do, but mostly now in the U.S.," Klinger said. "There are so many regulations for international shipping."
"My grandfather, Ernest Tresselt, was recognized as a leader in the aquaculture world," Klinger said. "He was really into the genetics.
The fisheries are also among the few in the U.S. that breed the Golden Orfe.
For shipping, the fish are put in bags filled with not only water, but food and some vitamins, Klinger said. Foam is placed around the bag, especially in hot weather.
even put in oxygen to sustain them. Matt said they can ship for 2 to 3 days like this.
It was quite interesting & educational, Matt is
a delightful host. The children so enjoyed their
visit, as did Poppy & Mimi.
If you live in the area & haven't been, GO!