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    Ocean Fisheries Ltd

    COMMERCIAL FISHING COMPANY

    True understanding of requirements for commercial fishing vessels

    Ocean Fisheries Ltd is a Commercial Fishing company based in the Port of Lyttelton that has been proudly owned and operated by the Stark family since 1967.

    Over the years the fishing operations have strengthened Stark Bros in many ways, not least in allowing us to keep staff actively employed during what would have otherwise been non-productive or downtime periods by building new vessels that have an end use.

    The knowledge gained through the operation of Ocean Fisheries Ltd enables Stark Bros Ltd to truly understand the requirements of commercial fishing vessels and indeed the larger picture of the actual operation of a commercial fishing company.

    It also means that Stark Bros is at the forefront of designing and building commercial vessels, particularly Inshore Fishing Trawlers and other displacement vessels.

    The positive outcome for Ocean Fisheries Ltd is that it operates the most modern fleet of inshore fishing vessels in New Zealand, with each vessel building on the knowledge of the last.

    FV Frontier

    19m Steel Trawler

    Launched August 2004

    Crew consists of a Skipper and three crew members. FV Frontier economically operates within a wide range of fishing areas, from traditional inshore “market” fishing through to deepsea/offshore fisheries.

    FV Nessie J

    13m Timber Trawler

    Launched March 2009

    Crew consists of a Skipper and one crew member. FV Nessie J is based from Lyttelton and fishes five days per week, as has become tradition for the vessels operated by Ocean Fisheries Ltd.

    FV Legacy

    16.8m Steel Trawler

    Launched February 2012

    Crew consists of a Skipper and two crew members. FV Legacy fishes, alongside FV Frontier, FV Nessie J and FV Endeavour on the East Coast South Island, fishing depths from 10m to about 500m.

    FV Endeavour

    17.2m Steel Trawler

    Launched August 2016

    Crew consists of a Skipper and two crew members. FV Endeavour is fully equipped with a variable pitch propeller, onboard salt water ice maker, computer controlled split hydraulic winches with auto scrolling, and will fish alongside our other vessels.

    Who We Are?

    Family owned and operated marine specialists serving the marine industry from the Port of Lyttelton since 1958.

     

    Our Location

    Stark Bros Limited

    11 Cyrus Williams Quay
    PO Box 144, Lyttelton 8841
    New Zealand

    Phone: +64 3 328 85500

    Fax: +64 3 328 8791

    Email: info@starkbros.co.nz