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We provide high-quality Tanzania fish to the local and international markets. We source the raw fresh Tanzania fish from artisan fishers in Tanzania.
Tanzania fish comes mainly from the coast. Freshwater sources like Lakes Tanganyika and Chala, as well as rivers Ruvuma and Rufiji, also offer significant catches. The fishing industry is home to some 43,000 fisherfolk, most of whom do their job on the small-scale. 25000 of these have direct fishing jobs. Tanzania has 950 to 1000 species of fish, many of the marines, while the rest come from river streams, island waters, mainland dams, and ponds. The country boasts some 0.73 million tons of yearly fish exports
We source Tanzania fish from both coastal and river line districts. The most popular include Dar-es-Salaam, southern Zanzibar, Kilwa, Tanga, Lindi, and Mtwara. We only use the services of experienced fishers who do artisan fishing via hooking, baiting, and trapping methods. We do not rely on the illegal blasting methods that big-time fishing companies often use in the country’s deep sea waters.
The freshwater game includes Lake Chala tilapia. It is a small fish with a 30-centimeter long body with scales on its body. It comes from the lake bearing its name near the border with Kenya. It is a common sight in northern Tanzania fish markets because of its freshwater quality.
The Lake Tanganyika sardine is another freshwater catch. It has a glossy, streamlined body. Its first naming was in 1906 under the botanical name Pellonula miodon Boulenger but has since acquired many Latin synonyms. This aquatic creature is usually small at an average 10 centimeters long but can grow up to 17 centimeters under suitable conditions.
The Nile perch is one of the significant catches of Tanzania fish from freshwater sources. It is one of the biggest and heaviest rivers and lake games as it can reach 2 meters in length and weigh 200 kilos. Most average catches are between 1.2 and 1.3 meters long. Originally from Lake Victoria and the Nile habitats, this is one of the most invasive fish species across the world.
Elongate mbuna, on the other hand, describes a southern Tanzania catch that mainly inhabits Lake Malawi or Lake Nyasa. The colorful bluish, striped fish is quite tiny but still makes for excellent catches. An equally rare find is the Lake Rukwa Lampeye, a creature of swampy grounds, rivers, and marshes. It prefers freshwater habitations.
The marine fish of Tanzania, on the other hand, occupy mostly the Indian Ocean stretch and island waters around Pemba, Unguja, and Zanzibar. They provide a considerable source of revenue for the country as they occupy 850 kilometers worth of coastal length. The coastline offers about 500 species out of the 950 available in the country.
The most common of the saline Tanzania fish include parrotfish and emperor fish, both of which being popular because they stay close to the reef. The same applies to snapper fish, rabbitfish and goatfish. Groupers and red Snapfish are the most common among family trappers because they are numerous and easy to bait in comparison with the big game.
The bonefish, a popular catch from the deep sea comes from Kilwa. Others include sardines and silverfish. They all inhabit marine waters close to one of the islands. Others include tuna, one of the most sought-after big fish species that the government keeps a tight hold on. We also have prawns, lobsters, and crabs from certified sources.
Our artisan fishermen use a combination of motorboats and canoes to do their fishing. They use legal fishing gear including hooks, nets, and rods as well as hand lines and live bait. We do our processing of Tanzania fish immediately after sorting the healthy from unhealthy ones. We then keep them in groups of species. We gut and clean the selections in purified water for sale as fillets or carcasses. We also grade the fish by size and other physical features.
We further prepare the gutted fresh catches for transportation in the form of fillets inside freezer bags. Each fillet bag contains identical species, but when filled in bulk we keep scales of the different kinds of fish for identification purposes.
Our packing of Tanzania fish is an automated process. Our machines pack and label the fillets in freezer bags as well as wrappers with ice. We insert the bags into designate cartons with iced interiors. We include the type of fish, the condition of packing (fillet or whole) and the expiry date.
We store Tanzania fish under cool, dry conditions in dimly-lit cold rooms. We keep the cargo temporarily in our storage to ensure that it is delivered fresh.
We transport Tanzania fish in special meat vans in silos and under ice-clad conditions. The cargo arrives at your destination from Dar-es-Salaam by air in 24-to 48-hours’ time.
If you are looking to have a share of the fishery from the country with 1.04% of the globe’s coral reef area, then our Tanzania fish is a definite choice. Our catch goes through stringent check-up by officers from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock Development and the Tanzania Food and Drug Authority before we dispatch it to your destination. We keep the quantities intact by being in perpetual contact with our artisan fishermen throughout the order period. You will also enjoy our attractive and fair price packages. Make an order today!
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