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Ministry of Blue Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping

Fisheries - SEA FOOD HUB

The policy to sustain the development of Mauritius into a Seafood Hub is a priority on the economic agenda of Government.  
The Seafood Hub is defined as: An efficient and attractive environment for the supply of value added processes and services related to the sourcing and marketing of sea food products
The objective is to transform Mauritius into a Seafood Hub for trading, warehousing, processing, distribution and re-export of fresh, chilled and frozen or value added seafood products. 
The strategy of the Seafood Hub is focused on the development of value added fisheries and seafood related sectors including fishing, transshipment, storage and warehousing, light processing (sorting, grading, cleaning, filleting and loinning), canning, ancillary services (ship chandlling, bunkering, vessel husbandry, ship agency, ship building and repair).  
To-date a One Stop Shop service is in place at the Trade and Marketing Centre (TMC) in the free port area to facilitate the administrative procedures for loading/unloading/export of fish and fish products.  
International Seafood Conference 
Government along with the Board of Investment and the Joint Economic Council in collaboration with the Centre for the Development of Enterprise (CDE/Proinvest) and Medisamak/S.T.M., organised an International Seafood Conference from 2 to 3 March 2006, in Mauritius.   
In line with Government strategy for the development of our seafood sector, the Conference aimed at promoting our seafood hub as a platform providing logistics and commercial support for fisheries in Mauritius with particular focus on value added seafood activities and also to attract a broad band of potential investors to Mauritius.  
This Conference has paved the way towards the materialisation of the various projects and the immediate gains are set out below: 
(a) Cooperation with the Government of Greece in the Fishing Sector 
A letter of Agreement has been signed on 7 March 2006 between the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Fisheries and the Hellenic Center for Marine Research – ELKETHE, the Hellenic Fisheries Development Agency – ETANAL and the Federation of Greek Aquaculture for the implementation of the following fisheries and aquaculture development projects in Mauritius
            (i)         The construction of a fish landing and auctioning facility in Port Louis or such other convenient location as may be identified; and 
            (ii)        Promotion of sustainable aquaculture. 
The projects will be financed under the “HELLENIC AID” programme through the General Directorate for International Development Co-operation of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 
(b) Business Contacts
Business contacts between Mauritian and overseas companies have been established for joint ventures in the seafood business namely; (i) SAPMER - France, (ii) Dellamonica – Italy, (iii) EMKEMK Group - Dubai, (iv) Alexandra Associates – UK, (v) Bumble Bee – US, (vi) FCF Fishery Co. Ltd – Taiwan, and (vii) Trimarine Int., and Anfaco – Spain. It is expected that the respective projects will be shortly submitted to the Board of Investment and my Ministry.
(c) Mrs Angela Strachan, Special Adviser (Trade) of the Commonwealth Secretariat participated in the Conference to better understand the Mauritian seafood sector. The Commonwealth Secretariat is funding a study on the competitiveness of the Mauritius seafood hub. A first draft report would be made available to Mauritius by end of October 2006.  
(d) Ongoing projects in the Seafood Hub 
Most of the companies in the seafood hub are involved in tuna processing (canning, loining, fresh/chilled/frozen).
Investment in the Seafood Hub

SN
Company
Investment (MR)
Employment
1.
Froid des Mascareignes
380
35
2.
Thon des Mascareignes
640
1,200
3.
Pelagic Process Ltd
80
40
4.
Princes Tuna (Mtius) Ltd
659
2,100
5.
MTC Seafood Ltd
150
50
6.
Casamar
78
30
7.
Mauritius Freeport Development
250
100
8.
Ferme Marine de Mahebourg Ltd.
(Aquaculture)
100
70
9.
Agimex
10
15
10.
Tri-Marine
5
10
11.
R.E Holdings
15
30
12.
Marlin Exports Ltd
20
39
13.
Ocean Products Ltd
8
45
14.
Seskel Enterprises Ltd
10
35

 

Companies operating in the Freeport as part of the Seafood Hub activities 

Companies
 
Activity
Froid des Mascareignes Ltd
 
Specialised in providing cold room facilities to operators.
IBL International Ltd.
 
Trading.
Indiameter Pêcheries Ltée
 
Trading of fresh and frozen fish.
Islands Marine Enterprises Ltd
 
Trading of fresh and frozen fish.
K.T. Lee Global Limited
 
Trading of fresh and frozen fish.
Makamba International Co Ltd
 
Trading of frozen seafood.
Mauritius Freeport Development
 
Specialised in providing dry and cold room & logistics facilities to operators.
Merry Fisher International Co. Ltd
 
Trading of seafood products & import of frozen baits for fishing vessels
Oneshark Co. Ltd
 
Trading of seafood products (Sharkfins & Fish Maws)
Port Louis fisheries Co. Ltd
 
Trading
R.E. Holdings (Mauritius) Limited
 
Salting of fish prior to export.
Seaborne Agencies & Consultants Ltd
 
Transshipment.
Southbond Management Services Ltd.
 
Vessel management/Operations and export of seafood products – fishing and processed in EU standards vessels
Thalassa Export Company Ltd.
 
Fishing, processing and export of fresh, frozen and smoked fish and seafood
Transfroid Ltd.
 
Trading in frozen seafood products
 
For more information to contact:
 Officer
Title
Tel. No.
Fax.No
Email
Mr D Mauree
Principal Fisheries Officer
+(230) 238 4019
dmauree@mail.gov.mu
Mr D Norungee
Divisional Scientific Officer
+(230)
+(230)
dnorungee@mail.gov.mu
Mr M Hossenbacus
Senior Technical Officer
+(230) 
+(230)
mhossenbacus@mail.gov.mu

 

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