For more than 100 years, I&J has been a trusted name in seafood.
The company’s founders, George Irvin and Carl Johnson, pioneered the use of the trawl fishing method in the almost untouched waters off Cape Town in the early 20th Century, unknowingly laying the foundation for what was to become an iconic South African company.
Today, against the spectacular backdrop of Table Mountain, I&J operates one of the most technologically advanced fishing fleets in the world and produces a range of chilled and frozen seafood, value-added chicken and beef products.
In South Africa, where I&J is a household name, the company’s distinctive red logo is one of the best recognised and most popular food brands. And in seafood markets around the world, the I&J brand has come to be associated with quality, freshness and sustainability.
I&J products made from South African hake are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council , the most respected seafood certification program in the world. These products bear the easily recognisable blue logo of the MSC, a guarantee that they originate from a sustainable and well managed fishery.
Also produced for export markets are a range of wild caught species including kingklip, monk, squid (Loligo vulgaris) and west coast rock lobster (Jasus lalandi).
Abalone are reared at I&J’s expansive aquaculture facility on the Cape South Coast.
I&J is a responsible corporate citizen, with progressive employment practices, training programs and social investment initiatives that benefit its employees and the community within which it operates. The company remains at the forefront of fishing and food processing in South Africa, proudly continuing the legacy of its founders, George Irvin and Charles Johnson.