About CFE

Combined Fishing Enterprises (CFE) was established in 1996 by two brothers from the fourth generation of a family of fishermen, as well as the wife of a life-long fisherman.

The company evolved with the South African Commercial fishery (1995). Since its inception, which was shortly before being awarded its first fishing quota, the company has accumulated a wealth of 20 years’ experience in the fishing industry. CFE is managed by the Lucas family, who built upon the company’s strengths both in the general operations of the business and within the South African fishing sectors.

We have faced many obstacles and embraced many challenges over the years, and have grown into a formidable and resilient management force. Our reputable fishing company has established itself as an independent fishing enterprise within the industry. We manage our vessels and operations in-house so that we can focus on our core business, which is supported by a wide network of contacts both locally and internationally.

BBBEE Credentials

Shareholding 100%
Women Ownership 50%
Staffed 100%
Procurement 75%
SMME 90%
BBBEE Rating 100%

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Our Commitment to transformation

We regard our commitment to transformation as part of our corporate citizenship

As a wholly-owned black company, our long-term growth plan is to expand the family business by including black shareholders who will add value to the entity.

Our wish is to grow into a beacon of black business within the South African fishing industry.



All our values are based on sound principles of integrity. Our management and staff are firm believers in achieving the company’s goals by always employing and maintaining the highest levels of integrity. All CFE’s operations, relationships and undertakings are built on a solid foundation of reliability, truth and honor.

Objectives and Goals

  • To create a sound working environment that offers fulfilling and full-time employment to our workforce
  • To expand our efficiencies and effectively advance the company by upgrading our assets and focusing on the wellbeing of our staff
  • To attract, retain and empower our employees through industry training and development, education and alternative growth initiatives
  • To produce superior branded products



Our core mission is to become a profitable and established 100% black-owned fishing entity within the South African fishing industry.


CFE’S goal is to remain a well-respected 100% black-owned member of the fishing industry whilst growing into a sustainable and efficient industrial operation. Through this success we aim to support and uplift the lives of all our stakeholders which include individuals from the previously disadvantaged fishing communities.

Fishing is our life!


We are proud to be associated with the following industry bodies as members and contributors

South African Pelagic Fishing Industry Association – SAPFIA member and Bianca Brophy is an Executive Committee member

SAHALL member and Don Lucas is a member of the executive.

SADSTIA.co.za member and Don Lucas is a member of the executive.

South African Tuna Association – SATA member and Don Lucas is Chairman of the Longline Chamber.