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Sardines and Bait Fish

Our South African sardines are purse seine caught in the pristine, cold waters of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans off the South African coast (catching zone FAO 47). We are a major supplier and distributor of high-quality sardine bait to long-liners and pole-liners worldwide.

Only fresh, firm and first grade sardines with no broken bellies are selected. Our sardines are packed finger laid, quality guaranteed to stay on the hook, and have the best big catch potential.

The sardines are delivered daily, fresh on ice from the contract catching vessel direct to our own JV processing factory, Kwikcool, in Port Elizabeth which has the capacity to grade, pack and freeze up to 40 metric tons per day.

Sardine (Sardinops Sagax)

Blue Seas Sardine Catching Area: FAO 47

Size grading

Fish count per 5kg nett

XXL
40-45
XL
45-50
L
50-55
LM
50-60
M
55-65
MS
60-70
S
70-80
SS
80-90
SSS
90+

Packing

Sardines on ice ready for packing

Sardines on ice ready for packing

Layers of sardines being packed

Layers of sardines being packed

Sardines being packed

Sardines being packed

Products

Freshly Frozen Sardines (top view)

Freshly Frozen Sardines (top view)

Freshly Frozen Sardines (top view)

Freshly Frozen Sardines (bottom view)

Packaging

5 kg packed in box

Sardines on ice ready for packing

5 kg Sardine Box

Layers of sardines being packed

5 kg Sardine Box

5 kg Sardine Box

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Packing container

preparing for the packing process

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process of packing

ready for packing in container

Container ready for departure