Processor

Horizon Fisheries

Maldives
8
Years of IPNLF Membership

Horizon Fisheries Pvt Ltd began operating in 2003 after taking over the Maandhoo Fisheries Complex from the Maldivian Government and building a new state-of-the-art cannery with 3000 tonnes of cold storage and extensive staff facilities for all their workers.

Located in Laamu Atoll, Horizon Fisheries became one of the leading tuna fish processing and marketing companies in the Maldives. It produces a wide range of canned tuna as well as industrial pouches and cooked loins for export. Horizon is committed to being the leading quality cannery in the Maldives alongside promoting and delivering the highest quality sustainably caught tuna. Horizon is proud to be the world first processor to be dually certified to the MSC and Fairtrade USA standards.

 

At A Glance

Supplying to
United States
Canada
Germany
Netherlands
United Kingdom
Australia
Switzerland
France
Wide Reach

Horizon Fisheries distributes their products to over 13 countries worldwide, for over 30 different brand owners!

Pole and Line Exclusive

Described as the cleanest and greenest form of tuna fishery, pole and line fishers have a relationship with each fish – each fish being caught individually by the fisher and brought on board.

Ethical Trade As a member of Sedex, Horizon Fisheries stated:

"Horizon Fisheries adopts and understands the importance of compliance to all applicable health and safety standards and regulations related to work at the factory and within the supply chain. We respect the values, culture, and ethics of our employees, suppliers, and customers. We are committed to safeguard the health of our employees by implementing all the applicable health and safety standards in our operations. We are proud to be a member of Sedex and we conduct regular social audits which demonstrate our excellent practices in the area of human rights”

Award Winning

In 2018. Horizon Fisheries once again, achieved gold as the ‘Top Exporter in the Maldives’ for processed and value-added tuna products. This was the fourth time that they had been awarded such an achievement which is a testament to their amazing work ethic and commitment to high-quality products.

Producing Fairtrade USA -certified shelf-stable tuna products at our local factory reflects our company’s long-standing commitment towards a fair and socially responsible partnership with fishers, island communities, and our factory workers in the Maldives. The Fairtrade premium and the projects it supports have strengthened our relationship with the fishers throughout the Maldives.

Horizon Fisheries Managing Director Mohamed Yaqzan

Our Fisheries

Maandhoo pole-and-line skipjack tuna

Indian Ocean
The Maandhoo fishery is Horizon Fisheries Fairtrade certified and operates in Laamu Atoll, in the Maldives. This fishery forms a subset of the main pole and line fishery.
Maldives
Skipjack Tuna
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Maldives pole-and-line skipjack tuna

Indian Ocean
The Maldives pole-and-line skipjack fishery has been operating for centuries and has been the lifeline of the Maldivian economy since before the boom of the tourism industry in the mid 1970s. The fishery not only provides a large proportion of the country’s income from the tuna trade and export, but also provides one of the only sources of protein for the Maldivian population, also contributing to a stable livelihood. The Maldivian pole-and-line fishery is located in the Arabian Sea within the Indian Ocean.
Maldives
Skipjack Tuna
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Maldives pole-and-line yellowfin tuna

Indian Ocean
The Maldives pole-and-line fishery contributes significantly to the country's economy and also to the local, Maldivian people. Yellowfin and skipjack tuna are one of the only protein sources available to this community, so they rely heavily on the fishery.
Maldives
Yellowfin Tuna
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Company Policies and Reports

Horizon is 100% committed to the exclusive supply of ‘pole and line’ one by one caught tuna products. This means that you can be assured that your product is caught using the most sustainable method of fishing there is: one pole, one line, one fish at a time.

Horizon Fisheries fully embraces and understands the absolute importance of, and compliance to, all applicable health and safety standards and regulations crucial in supporting and protecting their dedicated workforce at the factory and along the whole supply chain. This can be seen all the way from their fishery, which works closely with the Fairtrade programme supported by Horizon and Blue You through the entire value chain to their finished sustainable products.

Fisheries Improvement Toolbox (FIT) Engagement

Feb 2020 – Addressing Plastic Pollution

Horizon Fisheries launched a project to install water purifiers on fishing vessels. The project was inaugurated on Maandhoo island as part of the wider ongoing initiative to declare Laamu single-use plastics free, further supporting the local community and environment.

Marketing Engagement

Located in the Maldives, Horizon Fisheries Pvt is a leading processor of fish, providing products for both the domestic and international markets with a sharp focus on highly sustainable, high quality products.

Horizon began operating in 2003, after taking over the Maandhoo Fisheries Complex from the Maldivian Government and building a new state-of-the-art cannery with 3000 tonnes of cold storage and extensive staff facilities.

Horizon Fisheries became one of the leading tuna fish processing and marketing companies in the Maldives where they produce a wide range of canned tuna, as well as industrial pouches and cooked loins for export. Horizon Fisheries is committed to being the leading cannery in the Maldives alongside promoting and delivering the highest quality sustainably caught tuna. Horizon Fisheries is proud to be the world first processor to be dually certified to the MSC and Fairtrade USA standards.