Reunion island mountains - Sapmer in Reunion

in Reunion

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 Patagonian Toothfish.

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 Patagonian Toothfish) are located on Reunion Island.

The Rock lobster and Patagonian Toothfish: 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 Patagonian Toothfish 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 Patagonian Toothfish 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.


Located at the company’s headquarters at the center of its fishing activity, SAPMER operates a fine seafood’s market called LE COMPTOIR offering to professionals and private individuals, a wide range of products of premium quality fished by its own ships throughout the year. More than just a sales point, le COMPTOIR also offers tasting activities and preparation workshops to give an added value to the clients’ experience.


Plateforme de distribution

- Darse de pêche, Magasin 10 - BP 2012, 97823 Le Port Cedex, La Réunion, France