The Sea Harvest Group is a leading, internationally recognised fishing and food business with operations in South Africa and Australia, servicing retail and foodservice customers in 22 countries. Established in 1964 in Saldanha Bay on the Atlantic West Coast of South Africa by Spanish-owned company, Pescanova, who joined forces with Southern Sea Fishing Enterprises and Imperial Cold Storage (ICS). Today, Sea Harvest has become a household brand and market leader in the fish category. Sea Harvest Corporation is a Level 2 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) contributor and one of the largest empowered companies in its sector. The majority shareholder is Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited, while the other shareholders are Sea Harvest management and staff. Brimstone Investments, a black owned Cape-based investment consortium, first invested in Sea Harvest in 1998 and acquired control in 2009.The principal business is the fishing of Cape Hake and Shark Bay prawns, processing of the catch into frozen and chilled seafood, and the marketing of these products, locally and internationally. Sea Harvest owns and operates a fleet of 18 vessels which include single and twin fresh fish trawlers, factory freezer trawlers, and access to in-shore trawlers which catch and process Cape Hake, as well as other by-catch species such as kingklip and monk.