ICV Africa is one of the largest companies for tuna trading in South Africa, building long-term relationships with both suppliers and buyers along the way.
ICV Africa remains ahead of the curve when it comes to any changes in international fishing laws, market conditions and other areas of information, in order to assist suppliers in practicing and ensuring fair trade across oceans worldwide. ICV offers a multitude of services, including efficient shipping, quality assurance, competitive pricing and traceability of constant supply. Because of this, ICV Africa has built an incredible customer base and committed suppliers from all over the world. Notable shareholders of ICV include Frabelle Fishing Corporation and Ocean Canning Corporation, the likes of who play vital, sustainable roles within the fishing industry.
At A Glance
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- The only catch... An abundant choice of fish!
ICV's pole-and-line methods in the Southeast Atlantic Ocean with bamboo poles offer sustainable albacore and longfin tuna. They also catch Bigeye and Yellowfin tuna.
Types of tuna available include gilled and gutted or headed and gutted (yellowfin and bigeye), and whole round (Albacore). All catches are iced or frozen on-board, with vessels being out at sea no longer than 5 days at a time. Once landed, the time taken to move catch into blast freezers does not exceed 1 hour.
- Who run the world?
ICV Africa is an all-female managed company with a mission of contributing towards recognising the value of women in driving change in the fishing industry, making them a true leader in women’s empowerment.
"ICV Africa offers expertise & assistance, ensuring that you get the right product all the time, every time".
Company Policies and Reports
ICV Africa is currently one of the largest exporters of Albacore tuna following the pole-and-line practice in South Africa & Namibia. ICV has pledged 100% open transparency throughout their supply chain, following the journey from fishing vessels, to respective canneries, to brand owners. Through this responsible approach, it has attracted suppliers that share the same ethical attitudes towards a common goal, whilst building trust and loyalty at the same time. Pole-and-line caught tuna has been scientifically proven to be the most sustainable method of catching wild tuna. With the world becoming increasingly aware that seafood is a limited resource, ICV, and the tuna industry as a whole are moving towards this as a long-term practice.
Shareholders of ICV implement FAD (Fish Aggregating Devices) free catches on-board vessels and actively target free schooling tuna only in their supply, to strive towards the vision of a fully sustainable tuna industry. ICV understand operating in this way comes at a higher cost, but believe it is necessary in order to achieve environmental and social responsibility going forward. Another way to achieve this is to only network with those who actively abide by the rules set out for the fishing industry from the Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMO) and other relevant fishing authorities.
This clear dedication to transparency and fair trade is accompanied by affiliation with Friend of the Sea (FOS) and Earth Island Institute (EII). ICV are also awaiting certification from MSC.