Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd ("BCP") is based in Cape Town, the heart of South Africa's major fishing industries and the main port of the bulk of the country's fishing exports. Operations in Africa are present in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Walvis Bay. BCP processes and packages sea frozen and fresh hake products.
In South Africa, BCP harvests, processes and distributes in excess of 60% of the total South African Horse Mackerel Quota in partnership with various quota holders, BCP harvests the quotas with the use of its trawler mfv "Desert Diamond", a major first time initiative in the South African fishing industry.
The Namibian operations, Erongo Marine Enterprises (Pty) Ltd, are centred in Walvis Bay, a hub of the Southern African fishing industry. Here, selected joint ventures with key empowerment partners, afford us access to sustainable quotas plus a wealth of local expertise.
BCP procures, through its Oceana International office, midwater pelagic fish from the Pacific Ocean, South America, North Africa and the North Atlantic. Our long standing associations with established leaders in fishing and related industries provide us with a competitive international edge and ensure satisfied suppliers, customers and partners worldwide.
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