OUR WILD FISHERIES New Zealand’s fishery is one of the most advanced, efficient and well managed in the world. Highford exports a full range of seafood to all markets. The Quality of our product is of paramount importance with stringent controls for both factory trawler vessels and onshore operating plants. Highford can meet all your seafood needs, in a variety of shelf ready, retail and food service packing options.
AQUACULTURE The high quality of New Zealand’s coastal waters and the abundance of natural food resources create ideal conditions for shell fish and fish aquaculture. Highford market a full range of wild caught scampi, farmed Organic Greenshell Mussels, Pacific Oysters and King Salmon throughout the world.
PROCESSED PRODUCT Highford parent company, Independent Fisheries Ltd (IFL) is one of New Zealand’s largest privately owned fish processing companies catching in excess of 30,000MT annually. IFL’s New Zealand-flagged vessels catch a range of species including hoki, southern blue whiting, mackerel, barracouta, red cod, hake, ling and arrow squid.
MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY New Zealand is a world leader in fisheries management and supports an industry based on sustainable harvest and environmental principles. Environmental sustainability is also critical to the long-term success of New Zealand aquaculture. Our clean and green environment gives us a real competitive edge in global markets. In other words, it is in everyone’s best interest to ensure a high environmental standard for aquaculture.
RETAIL PACKAGING With today’s increasing demand for ease of use and efficiency, Highford have recognized the need for more consumer friendly products and can offer retail ready fish, and mussel products produced in line with customer specifications, labeling and packaging requirements.
SUPERIOR QUALITY Our fish and farmed shellfish are harvested, handles and processed to the internationally recognized requirements of European Union and United States authorities. At Highford we pride ourselves on being able to deliver the best seafood to discerning customers around the world.
GLOBAL SOURCING Highford have a global network and can connect our buyers with the best seafood from around the world. From deep-sea species to farmed salmon in Chile, pelagics, shellfish and farmed fish in Asia. We can provide you with the product to satisfy your customers.