The SAPMER adventure began in 1947 in Reunion Island, the port from where the pioneers of the company set sail. Business activities are still held at these historical headquarters, with the fishing of the Rock lobster and the Chilean Seabass.
Historical headquarters of the French fishing company
The SAPMER adventure began in the town of Le Port in Reunion Island in 1947 when a few fishermen set sail to the southern seas as part of a rough yet fruitful journey. They brought back the Rock lobster, an exceptional product which will lastingly establish SAPMER’s position and ensure its reputation within the very select circle of ship-owners. The company’s headquarters as well as all the facilities related to southern seas fishing (the Rock lobster and the Chilean Seabass) are located on Reunion Island.
The Rock lobster and Chilean Seabass: central to Southern seas activities
It is in Reunion Island that it all began and where the adventure continues. Along with the fishing campaigns, the freezer pot lobster vessel (for Rock lobster fishing) leaves Le Port to set sail for Saint-Paul and Amsterdam Islands. From the same port, our longliners (for Chilean Seabass fishing) also set sail towards the Kerguelen and Crozet Islands. Significant refrigerated storage capacity is available upon their return to store their catch until it is shipped to all international markets, besides being distributed on the local market.
Point of departure to export markets
The export of Chilean Seabass and Rock lobster products to SAPMER commercial international markets is carried out from Le Port. Containers leave the port facilities to reach China, Japan and the United States in particular.
- Darse de pêche, Magasin 10 - BP 2012, 97823 Le Port Cedex, La Réunion, France