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Ocean Fresh Private Limited is one of the leading pioneers in the fisheries industry of the Maldives which had its modest beginnings in 2001. Ocean Fresh started off by exporting tuna to buyers from neighboring Sri Lanka. The company had one “dhoani” (boat) and 12 staff members when it began its operation.

In the years that followed, the company has successfully operated a fleet of long-line vessels, hand-line vessels, cargo vessels, fuel barges along with an ice plant, a fish processing factory and numerous other fisheries related activities.

The steady growth of our company has opened countless doors for the local population to find respectable employment opportunities. This has helped many to improve their livelihood and contributed to the economic growth of the community overall.

Today we are recognized as one of the leading exporters of fish products in the Maldives.

Core Values:

Quality, Sustainability, Innovation 

Vision Statement

To use the abundant resources of the vast seas and become the company that is exemplary in sharing the benefits with Maldivian people while achieving sustainable methods in development of the business.

Mission Statement

As we strive to be one of the premier fisheries companies in the Maldives, Ocean Fresh will continue to grow under strict discipline and sustainable investment standards.

Our team will work together towards a common purpose of delivering ever improving value and quality to our fish products , overall organizational performance and complete satisfaction of our clients. We aim to be the supplier of the quality fish products in the Maldives and also be the company that gives the highest price for the local fisherman for their catch and fishing products.

Moreover, we are committed to be instrumental in strengthening the local fishing industry and engage as many Maldivians in the business development of Maldives Fisheries Industry.

2001 - 2009

Ocean Fresh Private Limited is one of the leading pioneers in the fisheries industry of the Maldives which had its modest beginnings in 2001. Ocean Fresh started off by exporting tuna to buyers from neighboring Sri Lanka. The company had one “dhoani” (boat) and 12 staff members when it began its operation.

In the years that followed, the company has successfully operated a fleet of long-line vessels, hand-line vessels, cargo vessels, fuel barges along with an ice plant, a fish processing factory and numerous other fisheries related activities.

The steady growth of our company has opened countless doors for the local population to find respectable employment opportunities. This has helped many to improve their livelihood and contributed to the economic growth of the community overall.

Today we are recognized as one of the leading exporters of fish products in the Maldives.

2004 - 2009

Started exporting chilled and frozen yellowfin tuna which was fished by hand line by company’s own and contracted fleet of dhoanis. These fish were packed in the company’s own factory vessel which was exported to Sri Lanka and Japan.

2008

Bought a special vessel ( MDV 012) to convert to a fish processing factory that is in accordance to EU quality standards. Yellowfin tuna from company’s own fleet and all the contracted dhoanis were processed and packed for European market. Ice was provided to the local fisherman on regular basis from the vessel’s ice plant. The packing services of the factory were also utilized by about 10 small exporters.

Nov 2009

A disastrous fire completely destroyed the factory which halted 80% of the companys operation. This incident brought irreversible loss for the company. Despite huge loss, the persistence effort of the great leadership paved the way to continue its work. The catch from the own vessels were processed and packed in KFV to be exported to Europe, Japan and Sri Lanka.

2010

After relentless effort, the company bought a vessel “ MV. Ocean Fresh” and converted it as a fish processing factory which is in accordance to EU standards.

Apr 2012

After great effort, dedication and sacrifices the factory was given compliance certificate on 11th April 2012 as it was upto standard of EU directives. The EU approval No. MDV 012 was assigned for our factory. And ever since the company has been growing strong.

2013

Installation of new ice plant works were started.

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Managing Director's Message

“To embark on a journey of success, one needs tools of prepared, foresight and strategy. These lead to path of growth and high quality operation.

We continue to experience strong demand and high value for the fishing products and services we have been giving for past years. Ocean Fresh has learned to adapt to the changes in the markets and resources which has made our company a strong contender in the Maldives. We remain alert to the ever changing global economic spectrum and recognize the long term recurring nature of the fishing industry. In response we continue to focus on precise investment discipline, operational excellence and pursuing all opportunities to enhance the underlying performance of our business.

The success and Ocean Fresh Pvt. Ltd. began as the dream of one man extended to be transformed into the dream of many. We strive to accomplish our dreams and goals to bring greater accomplishment in the future for the people of Maldives.

 

Abbas Mohamed
Managing Director