About Us

About Us

Blue Wave Fish Traders - About Us


We are all about Fish and Shellfish. We take fresh and frozen seafood directly from fishing boats to factories, fish shops and food service distributors locally and Internationally. Our head office is situated in the Cape Town harbour and our buyers are present in the majority of South African fishing harbours including Port Elizabeth, Mosselbay, Struisbaai, Hout Bay and Saldanha. We are able to tailor catch to the specific needs of South African and global markets, thereby optimising resources and contributing to the sustainability of the fishing industry. We are positioned to best meet the needs of International Buyers by guaranteeing the quality of our products and offering tailored processing to the required specifications. We are proud to have long term relationships with fishing vessel Owners around the world.

Processing and Packaging for the customer

Blue Wave Fish Traders' operations are geared towards catching and trading of fresh and frozen fish and shellfish, processing the catch to the standards applicable to both South African & International standards.All catches are distributed and processed in HACCP / Food safe factories and distribution centres, before onward transport to the appropriate markets by road, sea or air.Packaged either fresh in poly boxes, or frozen IQF, IWP, Interleaved or block frozen in both Nett weight and Catch weight cartons

Exporting Fish to International Markets

We pride ourselves on our logistics, support and control delivery by sea and air freight to all major destinations.We are registered as an Exporter with the:☉ South African Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE)☉ South African Customs and Excise (SARS)☉ South African Sanitory and Food Health Department (NRCS)☉ Cape Town Chamber of Commerce☉ South African Association of Seafood Importers and Exporters☉ South African Tuna Association

Promoting a Sustainable Local Fishing Industry

South Africa has many commercial fish species; some are caught throughout the year and others come into abundance in short seasons specific to the Southern Hemisphere. It is therefore important to be in the right place at the right time to ensure that the fish is responsibly caught, with a view to maintaining and protecting our fishing resources.Blue Wave Fish Traders prides itself in dealing only with reputable fishing companies and International Buyers who share our strong conviction and commitment of ensuring the sustainability of our local fishing industry.

Acknowledgment to our Fishers

To the courageous Fisherman and women that rise up to take the challenge of sailing the seas, who regularly face the perils of rough passage through incredible storms. Often times putting your lives on the line in order to bring home your catches. Blue Wave Fish Traders thanks you and appreciates your efforts.