There are two species of hake caught in the Namibian waters namely Merluccius capensis and Merluccius paradoxus. The fishing methods are long lining and trawling, with trawling making up the larger share of the operating fleet.
- Wet hake is processed into different products such as Skin on Loins, skin on Centers, skin on hake fillets- various sizes, skin on belly flaps, skinless hake loins, hake mince, hake block bits and pieces, hake shape loins skinless and baby hake plus Kingklips fillets, Pota and Monk tails which are bycatches.
- Frozen hake is processed into various products such as Hake fillets, Hake headed and Gutted and hake whole. By-catches are Kingklips, monk, Pota, Jacopever and Skate.
Our hake products are very competitive in the international markets because of their quality; being from a sustainably managed and nutrient rich Benguela Current System. Even though the 2008/9 global economic crisis was felt by exporters in all corners of the world because of its impact on the consumer spending power and shift in the choices; our products managed to remain competitive throughout that period. We export to SADC, Europe, USA and Asia.