Greenfish Blog — western cape

Bluefin Tuna in Cape Town

Ryan Nienaber fishing stories our passion western cape

Bluefin Tuna in Cape Town

Due to its geographic location, Cape Town lends itself perfectly to world class tuna fishing. The warm Mozambican current that runs down the east coast, overlapping with the cold Benguela current that moves down the west coast, brings with it an abundance of nutrients and baitfish. This upwelling, along with the hake long lining and trawling, congregated contours and depths are all contributing factors to why tuna congregate here. The typical season tuna starts in October and is brought on after a good strong blow by the south-easterly wind which drives the warm currents closer to shore. The first half...

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Snoek Blog

Ryan Nienaber behind the scenes fishing stories our passion western cape

Snoek Blog

Snoek   Snoek fishing is where I started making pocket money as a school boy in Table Bay. It is a tradition and starting point for most handline fishermen on the west coast, and the “Snoek run” is synonymous with the South African fishing industry. Little did I know at the time that this would become the early foundations of Greenfish. Snoek is a staple income for many of the coastal communities. More boats go out to target this species than any other species in the Western Cape.  The local jobs created are tenfold and the secondary job creation is clearly evident, from...

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Where possible, we catch ourselves. This fresh fish is the foundation of our business.

Ryan Nienaber behind the scenes low impact fishing our passion western cape

Where possible, we catch ourselves. This fresh fish is the foundation of our business.

In all other instances we choose our partners and suppliers with exceptional care. Above all our commitment is to quality, traceability and transparency.The oceans are our livelihood and passion. Greenfish is invested in continually reducing impact, educating consumers and protecting this natural abundance. All of the suppliers we work with share this ethic. When we buy, we buy directly from the producer or harvester. All Greenfish products are traceable directly to their origin.None of our products are subject to harmful CO2 or chemical treatments.These strong, direct connections and our continued, hands-on harvesting practice differentiates Greenfish from our competitors. Where possible...

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Our Norwegian Salmon and why we didn't stock it sooner

Ryan Nienaber behind the scenes low impact fishing western cape

Our Norwegian Salmon and why we didn't stock it sooner

Traditionally salmon farms have carried a poor reputation with regards to environmental impact, feed, antibiotics and by products. This, coupled with the carbon footprint of air freight, have been a major factor as to why Greenfish not stocked the product previously. Local Ocean Trout This local hero has been well received by many of our happy customers, and has been a great local alternative to imported salmon.  We are however facing some challenges with the small-scale farming operator we are working with.  The seals in the area have found the taste of this local delicacy so irresistible that they devised...

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How to catch yellowtail in Cape Town

Ryan Nienaber behind the scenes fishing stories our passion western cape

How to catch yellowtail in Cape Town

The Fundamental Sign For A “Tail” Of A Time In Cape Town  As another early morning dawns and the sun begins to creep up over the horizon, it feels like the first time all over again. Just before you turn the corner around Cape Point, your heart beats a little faster and the level of anticipation reaches an all-time high: All you want to see around the bend is birds dropping out of the sky and onto the bait fish that has been smashed on the surface by masses of yellow tail.  You spread your lines, and the next words...

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