SOUTH African Cape Hake Range
Sea Harvest is one of the largest MSC-certified Cape Hake producers in the world. The South African Cape Hake fishery was the first Hake fishery in the world to be awarded MSC certification in 2004, and maintained its certification since then.
Sea Harvest operates three state-of-the art super freezer trawlers that produce the highest quality skinless Cape Hake fillets under the Cape Haddie and High Seas brands. Frozen-at-Sea production ensures that the fillets are quick-frozen on board to maintain the best taste and texture.
Besides frozen at sea production Sea Harvest also produces an extensive range of products, which are caught and produced by the Sea Harvest fresh fish fleet and factories. These include 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.
All Sea Harvest Cape Hake products – whether frozen at sea or frozen on land – are single frozen from fresh catches and are 100% natural with zero additives, and produced from a wild-caught sustainable resource certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. All products carry the coveted blue MSC eco-label, assuring consumers that the resource is managed responsibly and that every products is fully traceable to its source.
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 Cape Hake vessels and processing facilities comply with AQIS Australia and United States FDA requirements and are fully EU accredited and HACCP approved.
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. To add to the extensive auditing accreditations, both the fresh fish & added value factories in Saldanha Bay have BRC (British Retail Consortium) certification to comply with the highest EU standards for fish processing.