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Sapmer Starts Tataki Plant In Mauritius Reunion, December 7, 12

Sapmer, the industrial tuna fishing group based on the French island of Reunion, in the Indian Ocean, is building a new processing plant that will eventually produce frozen, vacuum-packed and ready to eat half-cooked tuna, known as Tataki.

Sapmer's headquarters in Reunion

The fishing company, which ordered two new purse seiners in August, is also planning to build an additional -40°C cold storage facility. Both the factory and cold store will be constructed in Port Louis, Mauritius, about 200 kilometers north east of Sapmer’s headquarters. They are expected to be operational at the end of March 2013.
The plant will initially produce skipjack and yellowfin tuna loins and by 2015, it is expected to employ 220 staff. Sapmer already has a joint processing operation in Port Louis – Mer des Mascareignes – which produces 9,000 tons of tuna each year.
The company’s new cold storage facility will also be a joint project, as Sapmer is partnering with the Mauritian Group MFD (Mauritius Freeport Development). Once complete, it will be able to store 2,500 tons of fish. This will increase Sapmer’s total capacity to 4,300 tons, given its other cold chamber on site since 2011.