Based in Cape Town South Africa, Ruwekus Fishing (Pty) Ltd specializes in the harvesting of spiny cold water South Coast Rock Lobster (specie: Palinurus gilchristi). The lobster are fully processed on-board the vessel into various product forms, supplying a variety of markets across the globe and have built a well deserved reputation for superior quality lobster.
The shareholders of Ruwekus Fishing (Pty) Ltd comprise of Arniston Fish Processors (Pty) Ltd, Bluefin Fishing Enterprises CC, Saco Fishing (Pty) Ltd and Imbumba Fishing CC.
In early 2000, these four companies pooled their South African South Coast Rock Lobster fishing rights and resources and formed Ruwekus Fishing (Pty) Ltd. The final consolidation of Ruwekus Fishing (Pty) Ltd was completed in 2008, when the four companies transferred their long term fishing rights and interests to the company.
The company fishing vessel, the MFV "Rigel 4", was purchased and equipped for longline trap fishing in the deep waters off the South East Coast of South Africa.