FCF has created various strategic partnerships throughout the world to maximize its network of tuna supplies and the rising demand for tuna processing.
Viewed by the World Bank as a model for development of the private sector economy, South Seas Tuna Corporation (SSTC) is a state-of-the-art tuna processing and loining facility located in Wewak, Papua New Guinea (PNG). FCF founded SSTC in 2000 as a strategic investment with minority interests from Papua New Guinea’s government. SSTC employs more than 2,000 workers—50% of whom are women—from the local PNG community. SSTC is the largest local enterprise in Wewak, employing more than 10% of the local population, producing more than 160 MT of tuna loin per day, and contributing more than 4 Million Kina per month to the local economy. The facility is an important large-scale investment for FCF in the tuna processing industry that has been supporting the development of Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) for nearly two decades. The project also supports the company’s commitment to social responsibility, gender equality, and food security. Importantly, SSTC is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chains of Custody (CoC) program, which ensures sustainable tuna products that have been freshly caught in Western Central Pacific Ocean. It is also recognized by Earth Island Institute as a Dolphin Safe tuna processing plant, and has earned the highest levels of British Retail Consortium (BRC) certification.
Nambawan Seafoods PNG Ltd
Nambawan Seafoods PNG Ltd is a tuna processing plant situated in Malahang, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. It has installed processing capacity for frozen pre-cooked tuna loins plus canned tuna. The facility has a 3000mt Raw Fish Cold Storage and a separate 1000mt pre-cooked frozen loins Cold Storage Facility. It is committed to community services and environmental protection. It has a primary wastewater treatment facility that has been installed to treat all wastewater. All of the solid fish waste is converted into fishmeal for use as food for livestock and aquaculture as well as fertilizer additives. The establishment is one complete structure which caters for all the needs of the facility such as cold storage (Raw & Finished Goods), main processing plant (canning, pouch and frozen, pre-cooked Loins), warehouse, power plant, steam plant, fishmeal plant, wastewater treatment plant, laboratories (sensory, chemistry and microbiology), Administrative offices, storerooms and staff facilities (canteen, restrooms and lockers).
This tuna canning facility is a joint venture between FCF and Korea-based Silla. Cosmos has a capacity of 200 metric tons of tuna per day, and is strategically located in Tema, Ghana, next to a wharf and in close proximity to an international port.
The South Pacific Tuna Corporation, based in San Diego, California, is a leading tuna fishing vessel management company for the Western Pacific. SPTC offers everything from world-class vessel management to experienced Captains and crew.
As a newly- acquired brand subsidiary of FCF, Bumble Bee is on a mission to create a new generation of seafood lovers by delivering delicious, healthy and sustainable seafood options in innovative ways. As an industry leader in sustainability, Bumble Bee works to protect the health of our oceans, marine life and the fishing community through multiple efforts, including the development of dolphin-safe fishing practices, partnerships with organizations like World Wildlife Fund, the Marine Stewardship Council, the Global Ghost Gear Initiative, and as a founder of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), a global partnership of scientists, tuna processors. Bumble Bee’s full line of seafood and specialty protein products are marketed in the U.S., Canada and over 50 markets globally under leading brands including Bumble Bee®, Brunswick®, Clover Leaf®, Snow’s®, Wild Selections® and Beach Cliff®.
Over the years, FCF has worked closely with its brand partners through favorable and tough economic environments alike. Global brands and canneries depend on FCF to supply raw materials on time with the most competitive pricing. Vessel owners rely on FCF for support with bunkering and carrier services while operating their boats throughout the world. FCF is committed to ensuring all our partners in the supply chain have the strongest competitive advantage.