South African Exports

Sea Harvest is one of the largest Cape Hake producers in South Africa, supplying a variety of products under the Sea Harvest brand. The extensive range of products, which are caught and produced by the Sea Harvest fleet and factories, includes natural cuts such as skinless and skin-on fillets, IQF loins, moulded portions and a range of value-added products packed for both the retail and foodservice markets. The most popular by-catch species, such as Monkfish, KingKlip, Angelfish, John Dory and Ribbonfish are also processed in Sea Harvest’s factories and packed in various formats based on customer requirements.

Frozen-at-Sea production aboard Sea Harvest’s freezer vessels ensures that products are prepared and processed within hours of being caught to maintain the best texture and taste in the products. Skinless sea-frozen fillets are frozen on board and marketed in the Cape Haddie and High Seas brands. An extension of the sea frozen products include whole round Hake (HG&T) and a variety of by-catch products that include Monkfish and Kingklip.

All Sea Harvest Hake products – whether frozen at sea or frozen on land – are single frozen from fresh
catches and are 100% natural with zero additives, produced from a certified sustainable source.

Sea Harvest has been producing and packing for top international brands and retailers since 1964, with a clear strategy to align itself with leading brands and role players in global markets. Sea Harvest products are present in retail and foodservice markets in 22 countries across the world. The company’s primary export markets are in Europe and Australia but products are also exported to North America, the UK, Asia and the Middle East.

Sea Harvest’s flagship freezer vessel, the Harvest Lindiwe, produces a protein-rich white fishmeal at sea in the internationally recognized Victory Brand. The brand name is inspired by the very unique characteristics & properties that this particular type of fishmeal offers.

Sea Harvest prides itself in its Quality Assurance programme which starts on board its vessels and continues through the entire supply chain up to the final customer, ensuring quality and full traceability.


All vessels and processing facilities are fully EU and HACCP accredited and comply with United States FDA requirements. The facilities and processing methods are audited and monitored for compliance by the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS), the South African accredited regulatory body. Sea Harvest South African Cape Hake products carry the coveted blue MSC eco-label, assuring consumers that the resource is managed responsibly. To add to the extensive auditing accreditations, both the fresh fish & added value factories in Saldanha Bay have BRC certification to comply with the highest EU standards for fish processing.


Sea Harvest’s processing plants in Saldanha Bay and Mossel Bay are built on deep-water quays, enabling the trawlers to tie up alongside and speedily off-load into the factories. Essentially the vessels become part of the production line ensuring that the integrity of the cold chain is maintained along the production process. Sea Harvest’s on-site cold storage facilities ensure that products are preserved at the optimum temperature. The loading and sealing of export containers takes places at the on-site cold-store, ensuring continuous control of temperature regimes.

A dedicated and experienced in-house logistics team strives to ensure that all bookings, confirmations, export paperwork and feedback of shipments from port-to-port is done accurately and on time. Customers are updated throughout the shipping process.
Sea Harvest’s innovative Research and Development team is tasked with creating new and exciting products to bring to market, and forging relationships with leading suppliers in South Africa and across the world.

Sea Harvest products are present in retail and
foodservice markets in over 22 countries worldwide.

International Products
  • Fresh Cape Hake Head On

  • Fresh Cape Hake Headed & Gutted

  • Skin on Cape Hake Fillets

  • IQF at Sea Cape Hake Fillets

  • Cape Hake Loins

  • Moulded Cape Hake Portions

  • Folded Cape Hake Fillets

  • Grilled & Seasoned Moulded Cape Hake

  • Wood Smoked Cape Hake

  • Crumbed Fish Fillet Portions

  • Battered Cape Hake Fillets

  • Monkfish

  • Kingklip

  • Angelfish

  • John Dory

  • Ribbonfish

  • Jacopever