The South Australian Fisherman’s Co-Operative Limited (S.A.F.C.O.L.) was founded in 1945 by a group of South Australian Fishermen to sell their catch; the first of its kind in Australia. This connection with the craft and the catch has been constant throughout our history. Today, Safcol continues to manage the thriving South Australian Fish Market and is a diversified consumer products group, marketing its products across the Australian Retail Market in supermarkets and other speciality stores.
Safcol carries the mantle of The Seafood Experts proudly and is the only seafood company in Australia controlling its catch from ship to shelf.
Safcol is one of the world’s major suppliers of fresh, packaged and frozen seafood. We are respected for our philosophy of sustainability and our guarantee of quality. We have over 50 years experience, from traditional beginnings to the operation of fleets and plants around the world. We can supply virtually every type of seafood, fresh or frozen.
Safcol services a wider market than most other suppliers of quality seafood: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Greece, the Middle East, Slovenia, Chile, Canada and the USA. Safcol has built a loyal following of discerning customers. We continually develop new products and meet government standards in all markets.
Our catch is delivered directly to our canning and processing plants.
We do not operate “mother ships” that operate as floating freezers.
Our wild tuna catch is certified “Dolphin Safe” by the Earth Island Institute.
We respect marine conservation. We comply with the highest EU and USA standards and have the knowledge to comply with all other standards of the countries with which we deal.
But don’t take our word for it, see for yourself at Greenpeace