The Hout Bay Fishmeal Factory

is located in the town of Hout Bay in the Western Cape of South Africa.
The factory produces two primary products.


As a rich source of protein, Fishmeal is a valuable ingredient in animal and aquaculture feed and is also used as a fertilizer.

Fish oil

Due to its Omega-3 content, Fish oil is in high demand for use in animal and aquaculture feed and also in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

The plant has been in existence for more than six decades and wishes to remain a responsible Hout Bay resident who actively engages with neighbours and other interested and affected parties.

In 1996 a health study was conducted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) that confirmed that the processing of fishmeal does not constitute an environmental health risk to the surrounding community. A 2011 report based on independent studies conducted on behalf of the Department of Environmental Affairs also concluded that emissions at low levels pose no significant impact on human health. During recent and previous measurements of the exit gas of our odour abate system it was determined that the emission levels were in the deminimus range.

The factory regularly reviews and monitors emissions. All complaints are logged in the factory’s odour complaint register. Read more about the register.

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The Hout Bay Fishmeal Factory is both a production facility and also a meaningful contributor to the community. The factory provides employment to 91 land based staff and actively engages with local schools in need. In the past year, the factory invested over R1,2 million in three schools in the Hout Bay area.

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The sustainability of the plant is critical for all stakeholders, encompassing not only the communities involved, but also the environmental factors that will ensure future supply of natural resources.

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