Afro Fishing (Pty) Ltd was started in 2007 in Mossel Bay. The core business comprises a canning operation located in Mossel Bay harbour and produces pilchards in tomato sauce and pilchards in chilli sauce for domestic markets. The business also has an ice plant and fishing vessel. This is the only fish cannery on the south and east coasts of South Africa.

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Mossel Bay Harbour 1


  • To fish sustainably and responsibly
  • To produce affordable protein for our customers
  • To maintain the highest levels of food safety
  • To maintain a safe working environment
  • To maintain our B-BEEE level 1 rating
  • To partner with our customers and suppliers
  • Ensure environmental compliance


In order to generate sustainable financial returns for our investors, we will
  • Continually improve the current operation
  • Source pilchard raw material at suitable pricing
  • Grow the business into other pelagic products and processes
  • Identify and manage all business risks
Our Products 1
Logistics 1


We produce 400g canned pilchards for several markets:

  • A large % of our production goes into the National Schools Nutrition Programme where we supply ‘affordable protein’ for school feeding. We are an approved Department of Basic Education canned fish supplier.
  • We supply some private label companies (who retail into Spar and Shoprite)
  • We also contract pack for some of the bigger retail brands

We do have our own brands, namely Mossel Bay brand and
Value brand.