The Terrasan Group
Our fishing activities relate to the catching and further processing of sardine, anchovy and pilchard, mainly along the West Coast with processing taking place at our factory in St Helena Bay. Our mariculture activities include abalone farming at Hermanus and Gansbaai in the Western Cape Overberg Region, mussel farming at Saldanha Bay on the West Coast.
The Terrasan Group provides its subsidiaries with centralised secretarial, management, HR, IT and accounting services from an office located in Plattekloof, Cape Town. Furthermore, it also provides treasury and property services to the Group.
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Blue Ocean Mussels
As the largest South African producer, Blue Ocean Mussels supplies over 70% of the South African market and with an aggressive growth strategy aims to displace imports and be the preferred supplier of a wide variety of mussel products.
Terrasan has positioned mussel cultivation as a perfect opportunity to create long term sustainable job opportunities in a coastal community, combating declining fish resource in the poverty stricken areas along the West Coast. Blue Ocean Mussels provides a sustainable source of food that is rated high on the SASSI green list.
Marifeed manufactures Abfeed, an advanced aquafeed produced to a specialised formulation, which improves the growth of abalone cost-effectively. Abfeed has exceptional water stability and is used successfully by most South African abalone farmers, sometimes in combination with kelp.
Imbaza is already the biggest mussel farm in South Africa with a design capacity of 1250 ton per year, and has created 13 sustainable farm jobs and many more in downstream processing.
Saldanha Protein creates one of South Africa’s favourite canned fish products, Saldanha Pilchards. In addition to this, the factory which produces canned fish products for the South African market also produces high quality Fish Meal and Fish Oil for local and export markets.
The company’s facility holds HACCP accreditation for health and quality, as well as ISO 22000 certification – the first food processing factory in South Africa to achieve it. Currently the factory has the production capability of 20 tons of raw fish per hour in the cannery and 50 tons of raw fish per hour in the fish meal plant.
With decades of success in the fishing industry, Saldanha Protein fits in perfectly within the Terrasan group of companies.