Our longline fishing operations are comprised of two fully functional business entities in two different regions, collectively consisting of 14 vessels – fishing throughout the year, ensuring exceptional supply continuity.
Afritex Fishing Ltd based in Port Louis, Mauritius and Pescamoz LDA, based in Beira, Mozambique. Afritex fishing is our first Longline fishing company with state of the art commercial packing and processing facility with our own fleet of vessels. Fishing in the nutrient rich waters of Mauritius, the primary focus is on the export of premium quality fresh Tuna, Swordfish and Mahi mahi by airfreight, as well as processing and value-added range of retail ready lines, consisting of Tuna, Swordfish, Mahi mahi and other associated by catch.
Pescamoz LDA is our second Longline fishing company conveniently based quay-side in the Port of Beira, Mozambique – through which we run our processing facility and manage our self-owned fleet of vessels. As is the case with our Afritex Mauritius operations, our primary focus is on the export of premium quality fresh Tuna, Wwordfish and Mahi mahi, including our range of value-added retail lines from Tuna, Swordfish, Mahi mahi and other associated by catch.
Both our longline operations boast state of the art quay-side packing and processing facilities – holding EU, FDA and HACCP accreditation. All crew and staff members are fully trained and equipped with the required skill sets to handle fish on board the vessel and in the facility, ensuring only the best quality and freshness. Temperature control plays a vital part in the quality of fish. With our strict policies from when the fish is caught, stored on board the vessel, moved from the vessel to the packing and production facility, transportation to the airport / port and eventually to the client – our catch is temperature controlled and monitored every step of the way. Both facilities will have their own on-site ice plants, with the capacity to manufacture up to 25 metric tons of ice per day and store 60 metric tons of ice.
Our trawling operations Kalipesca LDA is based in the Port of Maputo, Mozambique and is an industrial deep-sea fishing and processing company, established in 2008. Its primary fishing operations are centered on wild caught pink prawns, deep-sea lobster and langoustines and orange crab. Kalipesca LDA owns three deep sea fishing trawlers, namely Izmaylovo, Attiya and Quinlan Fraser and has a management team with over 20 years extensive experience.
All shellfish caught on board the fishing trawlers are wild caught and immediately flash frozen on board the vessel, resulting in a premium quality and globally sought after product. Trawling at depths in excess of 500m and flash freezing the product on board results in the highest quality standards of sea frozen deep sea crustaceans, which are exported worldwide. The three vessels fish twelve months a year, which ensures excellent supply continuity.
Our newly incorporated demersal fishing operation will form part of our Afritex Fishing Ltd company based in Mauritius, making use of the already established – EU, FDA and HACCP accredited – packing and processing facilities. All crew are highly skilled and trained to handle fish on the vessels as well as in the facility to guarantee freshness and best quality.
Ensuring our clients receive the best quality possible, our catch is temperature controlled and monitored throughout the journey. From when the fish are caught on board, stored on ice on our own vessel, landing on site – packed and processed the same day – transported to the airport / port and then lastly to the client.
The primary focus is on premium line caught quality Deep-water Red snappers, Emperors, Grouper and Seabream freshly caught from our own 2 vessels, fishing 12 months of the year, ensuring supply continuity.
Our retail operations – Pristine Seafoods – is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and specialises in the sourcing of premium seafood, both locally and globally, and is fast becoming the preferred supplier of seafood throughout Southern Africa.
Pristine Seafoods arranges processing of marine harvests where necessary and has access to all markets within the Southern African continent. Principal outlets are supermarket chains and government departments, as well as a substantial international client base.
Most of the Pristine Seafood products sold are in frozen form, boasting a range of retail lines consisting of seafood caught from our own Longline and Trawler vessels and processing facilities in Mauritius and Mozambique, namely:
- Tuna poke
- Swordfish burgers
- Tuna burgers
- Ahi Tuna steaks
- Swordfish steaks
- Mahi mahi steaks
- Pink prawns
- Deep sea orange crab