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Sealord has eight deep sea vessels operating from New Zealand waters, as well as the Will Watch which fishes the southern Indian Ocean.

In 2018, a brand new state-of-the-art fishing vessel - the first to be added to the country’s deepwater fleet in over 20 years arrived in Nelson, New Zealand.  Built for Sealord by Simek shipyard in Flekkefjord, Norway, in an extensive 16-month build project, the $70m purpose-built vessel is named Tokatu.

Tokatu is from the Māori proverb “Te toka tu moana” (the rock that stands in the oceans) and is designed to fish all species. At 81.75 metres long and 4706 gross tonnage, Tokatu is the largest fishing vessel in New Zealand. 

This significant investment by Sealord demonstrates our shareholders’ long-term commitment to the business. Equipped with energy production equipment to allow electricity to drive the vessel at times, additional fuel saving technology and the new Precision Seafood Harvesting technology, it also showcases our dedication to sustainability and innovation.

Fv Tokatu

Species caught:

Squid

Southern Blue Whiting

Hoki

Mackerel

Barracouta

Ling

Orange Roughy 

Products:

All formats

FV Rehua

Species caught:

Hoki

Ling

Products:

Frozen at sea fillets

Headed & gutted fish 

Whole fish 

FV Ocean Dawn

Species caught:

Hoki

Ling

Dory

Products:

Frozen at sea fillets

Headed & gutted fish 

Whole fish 

FV Aukaha

Species caught:

Hoki

Alfonsino

Orange Roughy

Dory

Products:

Frozen at sea fillets

Headed & gutted fish 

FV Thomas Harrison

Species caught:

Hoki

Orange Roughy

Dory

Products:

Headed & gutted fish

Whole fish 

FV Otakou

Species caught:

Hoki 

Orange Roughy

Dory

Products:

Fresh fish

FV Will Watch

Species caught:

Alfonsino 

Orange Roughy

Cardinal

Products:

Headed & gutted fish 

FV Meridian-1 & FV Profesor Mykhaylo Aleksandrov

Species caught:

Mackerel

Hoki

Southern Blue Whiting

Squid

Barracouta

Products:

Whole fish

Headed & gutted fish 

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