The Oceana Group is a global fishing and food processing company with a strong, experienced management team, and businesses that operate across the full value-chain which includes catching or procuring, processing, distributing, and selling.
It is Africa’s largest fishing company with a history dating back over 105 years. It has been listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) for over 75 years, as well as being listed on the Namibian (NSX) and A2X stock exchanges. Oceana has nearly 4 000 employees based across South Africa, Namibia and the United States. The Group operates 54 vessels and 8 production facilities across three countries on two continents, selling products to customers in 41 countries.
Canned pilchards are a healthy and affordable protein that provide daily food security to millions of people. The iconic Lucky Star brand, which has been on retail shelves for nearly 70 years, is instantly recognisable to every South African.
With its sophisticated global supply chain, Oceana is the world’s largest procurer of frozen pilchards. It is not constrained by localised catch availability, migration patterns or weather conditions. This ensures Lucky Star it is able to keep its factories fully operational throughout the year to meet ever-growing demand.