CAPE TOWN: MUCH MORE THAN JUST TOURISM

South Africa is a country which occupies the southernmost tip of the African continent. It’s coastline stretches for more than 2,500 kilometers (1,600 miles).  A long coastline of South Africa gives it a favorable topography for fishing and Aquaculture. 

Cape Town, which is the capital and also a primate city of Western Cape Province becomes very important for the Fishing and Aquaculture industry. The City of Cape Town works closely with Cape Town Tourism to promote the city both locally and internationally. The primary focus of Cape Town Tourism is to represent Cape Town as a tourist destination. Our International marketing team member, Aditya Umarao recently visited Cape Town to enhance the business opportunities that Tufropes can have in this region.

Fishing and Aquaculture is a major and focused industry in Cape Town. The fishermen community here is actively involved in shifting from traditional fishing to more systematic ways of fishing and fish farming. They are adopting modern forms of Trawl netting. They are also focused on Aquaculture cage nets where they grow fish and oysters. Aditya shared that Tufropes has made an entry in this market with its HMPE cage nets.

Aditya also visited Namibia as a part of this business tour. Namibia, officially The Republic of Namibia is a country in southern Africa. Its western border is the Atlantic Ocean; it shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Walvis Bay in Namibia is famous for its marine life and also as a natural harbor. 

Aditya reported that the fishing community is mostly dependant on trawl netting but the fishermen are very interested in Aquaculture and have already started small-scale fish farming. This definitely gives Tufropes an opportunity of growing its Fishing and Aquaculture business in this region.