Sea Harvest leads by shining example
It’s no secret that the backbone of the West Coast Economy is made up of a selection of key companies. These aren’t just any companies, but innovative leaders in their respective industries. Sea Harvest is most certainly one of these, providing economic, social as well as environmental sustainability for the entire West Coast Region.
We would like to pay homage to Sea harvest as a West Coast Leader. May their growth in future developments continue to boost the economy for us all as they lead by shining example.
A little more about Sea Harvest
To responsibly harvest and add value to natural marine resources, in order to exceed customer expectations, whilst providing sustainable employment and positively impacting the communities and stakeholders we serve.
Situated about 120km from Cape Town, there’s a timelessness about Saldanha Bay, our home.
The morning’s silence is broken by friendly seagulls, and a walk along the harbour will take you to our trawlers on the quayside, ready to set sail on exciting adventures.
Did you know?
- Saldanha has the biggest, deepest and safest natural harbour in the southern hemisphere.
- It get its name from Portuguese explorer António de Saldanha – captain of the first European ship to set anchor in Table Bay in 1503. Table Bay bore his name until 1601 when it was renamed, and the name Saldanha Bay was transferred to the current location.
- In the 1990s Sea Harvest farmed mussels in Saldanha Bay. The mussels grew on thick ropes dangling in the water from rafts floating in the bay.
- In South Africa, the first fish fingers produced by Sea Harvest was in the early 1970s in our Saldanha Bay factory.
- Expect gorgeous views in Saldanha. Look out for the two massive, granite, vertical rocks known as Adam and Eve, situated on the hill above the town.
- The bay accommodates vessels with a draft of up to 21.5 meters.
- The current population of the municipality is estimated at 72,000.
- Saldanha’s local economy is dependent on the vibrant fishing industry, mussels, seafood processing, the steel industry and the busy harbour.
- The town is home to the SAS Saldanha naval base – the largest training unit for the South African Navy.
- The community members are known as ‘Baainaars’.
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