Celebrating 15 Years

Ocean Care

Having been involved in the fishing industry since 2005, we, at Blue Seas, care deeply about the longevity and sustainability of our oceans.

The wild oceans are responsible for up to 20% of the global protein supply. We understand the importance of keeping the balance between utilising the available resources sustainably and meeting our customer’s seafood demand on a global scale.

As a responsible stakeholder we follow initiatives set out by our Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries [DEFF], environmental groups, fisheries management agencies such as ICCAT, CITES, IOTC and more.

Our squid and mackerel vessels make use of sustainable fishing methods through one-by-one fishing, proactively preventing unnecessary by-catch, ensuring the maintenance of healthy ecosystems.

Social Responsibility

We believe that the oceans and its resources belong to everyone and that we are in a fortunate position to make a living from it. Therefore, it’s very important for us to give back.

We take part in several initiatives involving food-aid, upliftment, education and ocean care in order to support those communities in need.

Please see the Pauline Podbrey Foundation website to find out more about one of the initiatives that we support.

Partnerships

Blue Seas will continue to provide excellent service through further consolidation of its current position by strategically investing in local, BEE accredited, Southern African and international fishing opportunities.

We have established worldwide presence through strategic partnerships in order to stay abreast of marketing trends and conditions.

Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Lifestyle

Eating more seafood will provide you with a diet high in protein, low in saturated fat and full of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which all contribute to better heart, vascular and skin health. It is also known to boost your brain power and eyesight.

Seafood is rich in minerals and vitamins such as Vitamin A, B and D. This is essential for strong bones and the immune system.

Compliance

Blue Seas only work with regulated quota-based fisheries. Scientists determine, on an annual basis, the biomass of the various species in certain areas. Based on the biomass a Total Allowable Catch [TAC] of each species is then calculated. The TAC is usually between 10 to 25% of the biomass based on the state of the resource.

In working with fisheries management agencies, environmental groups and health authorities we ensure the quality, traceability and sustainability of our products through fishing permits, licenses, catch certificates, health certificates and origin certificates.

FISHING

We own and contract a fleet of vessels.

COLD STORAGE

We own a modern 1500 metric ton capacity cold store in Port Elizabeth.

PROCESSING

We own a sardine and mackerel plant and a squid packing plant in Port Elizabeth.

MARKETING

Network of local and global strategic partnerships.

MARKETING

Network of local and global strategic partnerships.

PROCESSING

Network of local and global strategic partnerships.

Our Products

Albacore Tuna
Our tuna is caught by poleline vessels operating in the crystal clear blue Atlantic Ocean off the South West African seaboard.
Hake
Our baby Hake (Merluccius spp) is supplied by carefully vetted partners worldwide, predominantly North and Latin America.
Illex Squid
Our squid is supplied by carefully vetted partners worldwide, predominantly from Argentina. Caught by Argentinian Flag jigger vessels.
Loose Fish
Our miscellaneous loose fish, by-catch to tuna, is supplied predominately by the Japanese Long Line -60°C  Vessels based in Cape Town port.
Mackerel
Our hand line wild caught Mackerel, Scombur Japonicus, is fished in the cold, pristine Atlantic Ocean off the South African coast.
Sardines
Our South African sardines are purse seine caught in the pristine, cold waters of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans off the South African coast.
Squid
Our hand line jigger wild caught South African Squid, Loligo Reynaudi, is fished in the cold, pristine Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
Tuna and Swordfish
Our long line wild-caught yellowfin, bluefin, bigeye and swordfish are fished in Indian & Atlantic Oceans off the South African coastline.