Press - 2016


Benefits of Eating Fish

What are the Benefits of Eating Fish?  We have all seen the article headlines in magazines and on blogs about the merits of including fish in our diets. We know it’s healthy and good for us, and that it forms part of a well-balanced diet for our families. But why is this so? What are…

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Sea Harvest Recipes

Sea Harvest Gives You Fish and Recipes – All You Need for a Healthy and Delicious Meal  We know it’s one thing to make delicious, healthy, and fresh fish easily available, but another to make it appealing to your whole family. So instead of just concentrating on boosting accessibility to the best quality frozen fish…

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About Sea Harvest

Learn More About Sea Harvest – The World Leader in Cape Capensis  In 1964, we set up operations in the harbour town of Saldanha on the West Coast of South Africa. Here, we set out to catch, process, and market Cape capensis, more commonly known as hake. Since our inception, our operations have expanded dramatically.…

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Family Fish Recipes

Tasty Family Fish Recipes to Get Kids Hooked on Fish  We all know that fish is good for us and that we should eat more of it. But many parents choose their battles, and getting kids to just eat their daily vegetable intake can be challenging enough. Experts, however, recommend that a balanced diet should…

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Sea Harvest Geared For Growth

Over the past two years, Sea Harvest has enjoyed tremendous success and has even bigger ambitions for 2017. This year alone the company’s shareholders invested close to R600 million in capital investment and growth which has lead to Sea Harvest becoming one of the largest vertically integrated black-owned fishing companies in the country. With a…

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Sea Harvest Fishing

Taking A Closer Look at Sea Harvest Fishing Sea Harvest’s history as an innovative South African fishing company dates back to 1964, and we are incredibly proud of our decades-old reputation. We established our fishing operations in the harbour town of Saldanha, on the South Africa’s West Coast. It is here where we catch, process…

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Sea Harvest Acquires a New Trawler and Takes to the Seas

At Sea Harvest, we are always looking at ways to boost efficiency and streamline our business operations. Many times, this has necessitated acquiring new trawlers, adding to our already impressive fleet of vessels. In 2015, we refitted a trawler to switch it to sea-frozen production, while we also invested in our land-based processing in Saldanha…

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Sea Harvest Expansion Into Australia

Sea Harvest’s Exciting Expansion into Australia Since our inception in 1964, we have been breaking down barriers in the South African industry while taking our products to various international markets. With an ever-expanding global footprint that includes the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Switzerland, we look to the future with excitement and…

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Volume in Hake South Africa

How Sea Harvest Uses Hake to Employ More than 2 000 South Africans The fishing industry in South Africa is an important cornerstone of the country’s economy. It is also an industry known for supplying the marketplace with high volumes of hake and many other types of fish in South Africa. Thousands of people throughout…

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Businesses donate food in support of World Food Day

In support of World Food Day, taking place on Sunday, 16 October 2016, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) together with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is hosting a public event today at the Nkume Sports Field in uMlalazi…

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Bulk seabed mining poses significant risk to South Africa’s fishing industry

[Cape Town, 11 October 2016] On the eve of National Marine Week from 10 to 14 October 2016, many South Africans are unaware of a looming threat to the health of our country’s natural marine resources in the form of bulk seabed mining of phosphate minerals for use as fertiliser. A new report has found…

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Fragmentation is bad for the business of fishing

Felix Ratheb, Sea Harvest Chief Executive Officer (CEO), elaborates on why fragmentation is bad for the fishing business and the impact it would have on the industry should more companies be allocated fishing rights.  The opinion held in some quarters that the fishing industry is neither transformed nor socially inclusive is predicated on the misconception…

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Sea Harvest concerned about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome report for Saldanha

International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day is commemorated on 09 September annually, to draw attention to the fact that alcohol consumption during pregnancy is dangerous to an unborn baby (www.fasday.com). According to the Foundation for Alcohol Related Research (FARR) in South Africa, "FASD is an umbrella term, which includes all possible disorders associated…

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Fishing organisation develops successful female employees

Many of the women that have risen through the ranks at Sea Harvest come from humble beginnings; training and mentorship programmes have developed them into leading women within the organisation. Pictured above from left to right are some of the leading ladies at Sea Harvest’s Saldanha Bay plant, Gillian Felaar, Palesa Molelle, Idolene Macca and…

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Sea Harvest increases its share in Australian business, Mareterram

Above: The Mareterram fishing fleet in Carnarvon, WA, Australia. Sea Harvest Corporation, the 52-year-old South African vertically integrated fishing company and recently voted the No.7 Icon brand in South Africa, has managed to secure control of Mareterram Limited, a vertically integrated agri-business listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Mareterram owns a fleet of ten prawn…

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Sea Harvest ranks number seven in the Top 39 Ask Africa Icon Brands awards

Sea Harvest being awarded the seventh top brand at the Ask Africa Icon Brands awards. Pictured above from left to right is Maria Petousis (TGI Director at Ask Afrika), Jared Patel (Marketing Manager, Sea Harvest), Andrea Rademeyer (CEO and Founder Ask Afrika) and Sarina de Beer (MD, Ask Afrika). “We are excited and honoured to…

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Sea Harvest is a key contributor towards sustainability of Saldanha Bay Municipal area

For the past 52 years Sea Harvest has grown into the single largest employer in the Saldanha Bay Municipality (SBM) and is one of the largest vertically integrated black-owned fishing companies in the country. An Economic Impact Study recently completed by Independent Economic Researchers has revealed the key role that Sea Harvest continues to play…

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Sea Harvest continues to invest in the Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust

On Tuesday, 26 July 2016, the Red Cross Children’s Hospital unveiled phase one of its new intensive care unit. A portion of the profits made from the sales of all Sea Harvest products is donated to the Children’s Hospital Trust, through the Kids for Kids project. Pictured is Ashley Swain, Phillips Sales Account Manager, explaining…

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Empowerdex analysis shows South Africa’s deep sea trawling industry is 62.36% black owned

More than 60% of South Africa’s most valuable commercial fishery, the deep-sea trawling industry, is black-owned. This is one of the key findings of a study that has just been completed by the independent economic empowerment verification and research agency, Empowerdex. The finding is in sharp contrast with widely held opinion that the deep-sea trawling…

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Skipper of the month: Samuel Logenstein, Sea Harvest

Samuel Logenstein has been a Skipper at Sea Harvest for 20 years and leads his crew on board the Harvest Saldanha with a wealth of experience and passion. “We pride ourselves in bringing in the best quality fish,” he says, adding that, “it’s all about how you catch and process. I make sure that we…

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Deep-sea trawl operators and WWF-SA team up to tackle fishy issues

The South African Deep Sea Trawling Industry Association (SADSTIA) has teamed up with conservation organisation, WWF South Africa (WWF-SA), to dramatically improve the management of at least 12 non-target fish species that are caught alongside hake in the offshore demersal trawl fishery. SADSTIA’s members are the trawler owners and operators that deliver hake to fish…

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Sea Harvest Shop Opens in Sea Point

Fish lovers in Cape Town can now buy fresh quality fish from the Sea Harvest Fish Shop, which is located at 84 A Regent Road, Sea Point. It is the first high-end Sea Harvest retail outlet, selling primarily fresh seafood, and has obtained an accredited Kosher status under the guidance of the Beth Den. Pictured…

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Help us make a difference in children’s lives

Every year from November to February, we run our Kids for Kids project. If you’re not familiar with it, Kids for Kids is an initiative that raises funds for a non-profit organisation, the Children’s Hospital Trust. It means anyone can make a difference in the lives of children – just by purchasing selected products from…

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Red Cross Children’s Hospital comes one step closer to a bigger and better ICU

[Cape Town, 04 May 2016] – Everyone can do something small to make big difference. This has once again proven true with a R300 000 cheque handover by Sea Harvest to the Children’s Hospital Trust, the official fundraiser of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. The funds are the result of Sea Harvest Kids…

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From Deck Hand to Skipper – skills training a priority for Sea Harvest

[Saldanha Bay] – Standing on the bridge of a vessel more than ten years ago, Vivian Lackay dreamed of becoming a Skipper. The member of Sea Harvest’s sea-going crew, who grew up in Robertson in the Western Cape, joined the company in 2004. Lackay has worked and studied his way up the ranks, becoming a…

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Sea Harvest Brings Speciality Seafood To Your Kitchen

The Easter Holidays is a time when family and friends gather around the table to eat delicious seafood meals. Of course, pickled fish made with South Africa’s favourite white fish, Cape Hake, is a must on the menu. But why not wow your guests by serving them more than just the usual seafood at your…

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Youngsters can help upgrade the ICU at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s hospital in Cape Town

Children can help make a difference to the lives of other children. The Sea Harvest Kids for Kids initiative, which runs annually from November to February, is now into its sixth year. A portion of the sales of selected Sea Harvest crumbed fish products* are donated to The Children’s Hospital Trust. To date R1.3 million…

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Sea Harvest acquires 19.9% of Australian company, Mareterram Limited

Sea Harvest have acquired 19.9% of Australian company, Mareterram Limited which operates Nor-West Seafood. Pictured above are Nor-West Seafood vessels. Sea Harvest is proud to announce a 19.9% investment in Perth-based Company, Mareterram Limited, which recently listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). Mareterram is a vertically integrated agri-business with operations currently encompassing: The business…

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