Fishing For Your Catch …

“Environmentally friendly sustainable fishing with full traceability from ocean to plate”.

This is what JLR Fisheries is all about. Achieving this goal through our entire supply chain is what keeps us driving forward to improve our methods, be creative with our resources and implement innovative ideas. All our efforts are focused on delivering to you, our customer, premium quality tropical seafood.

And it all starts with fishing for your catch ….

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In the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean, a long way from anywhere, many miles from the nearest inhabited islands and 100 miles off Rodrigues, with no industry or land nearby …

“the seawater is pure and so are the fish we catch.”

Our fishing grounds of more than 1.9 million square kms extend from the coast of the Island of Mauritius, Rodrigues, St Brandon (Caragados Carajos Shoals), Agalega, Tromelin. The fishing grounds include Indian ocean FAO Area 51 and the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Mauritius, mainly around Rodrigues including the ridges and seamount. In addition we can fish 350,000 square kms on the Saya de Malha bank. JLR Fisheries also has the possibility to fish in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Seychelles.

Seafood Products

The Indian Ocean provides us with access to the truly amazing fish species that can be found in its pristine water. As we hold multi-species fishing rights we can fish for Pelagic, Demersal, Cephalods and Crustaceans.

sustainability“From Tuna to Lobster we can deliver premium quality sustainable tropical seafood to you.”

Our extensive fishing grounds and multi-species fishing rights enable us to fish for different species in different areas throughout the year. Thus ensuring the sustainability and quality of the species we fish for.


sustainability traceability

Our philosophy of fishing Sustainably and with full Traceability underpin all our Fishing activities.

“We fish in accordance to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) guidelines.”  

Working in partnership with a small team of high-profile scientists, who are EU and UK experts in the field of fishing management and monitoring, we constantly strive to find innovative solutions to protect our fishing environment and maintain our fisheries.

“Our fishing methods vary depending on the species being caught.”

long line fishingAll our Pelagics are line-caught. We use circle hooks to prevent birds and turtles being caught and also to ensure that our Tuna and other Pelagics are caught alive to achieve the best quality products. We use a long-line system with a weighted line that sinks quickly before birds can get to the hooks. The setting of the line and hooks is done automatically by machine and the hauling of the line and hooks is done quickly to ensure that birds do not get caught in them.

Our Demersals are also always line-caught. Again, we use circle hooks for environmental and quality reasons and we also use weighted lines. We use three fishing methods for catching Demersal fish: long-line, drop-line and jigging. Again we use automatic line setting and fast hauling to ensure that birds do not get caught.

“Only adult fish are caught to ensure fishing stocks can grow”

lobster potsAll our Squid are line-caught using a jigging system with a light. We use fluorescent bait to catch the fish and they are caught alive.

Our Octopuses are hand caught by local licenced fishermen and we buy their catch from them. Octopus fishing is regulated during the year to protect the species. At times throughout the year octopus fishing will be prohibited.

Prawn and Lobster are caught in traps. The traps are made with large size mesh to ensure that only adult fish are caught. Small and juvenile fish can easily escape from the traps. The traps are hauled onboard with all species alive and quickly sorted. Females with eggs are returned to the sea.

Our boats are 15 metre boats designed to fish in the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean. The boats will go out for approximately 10 days at a time.

“Once on board not a minute is wasted and the processing of the catch begins …”

pelagic long line fishingLong Line

Long Lines are used to catch all our Pelagics and some Demersals. We use circle hooks, not only for the quality of the fish so that they are caught alive, but also to protect birds and turtles from getting caught on the hooks. The line demersal long lineused has integrated weights causing it to sink quickly, preventing birds from getting to the hooks.

 

 

 


drop line fishingDrop line

We use drop lines for some Demersals. As with our Long Lines, Circle hooks are used to keep the fish alive and to protect birds and turtles. Weighted line is again used so that it sinks quickly, before birds can get to the hooks.

 

 


jiggingJigging

We catch squid using the Jigging system. We fish at night and use lights to attract the squid. Barb free hooks are used to catch the squid alive.

 

 

 

 


trapsTraps

Lobster and Grant Prawns are caught with traps. These use a large mesh designed to allow smaller and juvenile fish to escape. The traps are weighted to ensure that they sink quickly.

commission for fisheriesministry of fisheriesWe fully comply with the appropriate national and international legislation and treaties. In particular, the Fishing and Marine Resources Act of Mauritius and its respective amendments. Our fishing vessels are licenced by the Ministry of Fisheries. Our fishing is monitored by the VMS system for the recording and auditing of fishing quotas. Our fish processing plant and import/export permit are regulated and monitored by the Rodrigues Regional Assembly.

We are in the process of registering for FDA and EU approval and operate from our own port at Pointe Monier, Rodrigues and Mauritius Freeport Zone.

“Our vessels and our processing plant are working towards full compliance with the HACCP, FDA and EU certification.”

Our fishing grounds of more than 1.9 million square kms extend from the coast of the Island of Mauritius, Rodrigues, St Brandon (Caragados Carajos Shoals), Agalega, Tromelin. In addition we can fish 350,000 square kms on the Saya de Malha bank. We also have the possibility to fish in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Seychelles.

“We fish in accordance to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) guidelines.”

Working in partnership with a small team of high-profile scientists, who are EU and UK experts in the field of fishing management and monitoring, we constantly strive to find innovative solutions to protect our fishing environment and maintain our fisheries.

 

“Now cast your eyes over the way your catch is processed to ensure that you always receive premium quality tropical seafood from JLR Fisheries.

When you’ve done that, contact us to find out how JLR Fisheries can support you in delivering the highest quality sustainable seafood to your customers.

 

Jean Raffaut
JLR Fisheries
Sustainable Fishery and Seafood Supplier
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