Global Trade

Sanford started as a family business in Auckland in 1881 and has grown into a company with nearly 1,400 people. With more than 130 years of sustained growth, we are proud of our history and excited about our future.

A Global Presence

Holding 19.7%* of New Zealand’s quota and with 37 vessels and 225 aquaculture farms, Sanford is New Zealand’s largest integrated fishing and aquaculture business.

Operations span from Stewart Island to Auckland, as well as Australia and China. We ship more than 2,500 containers each year, connecting with every continent in the world.



*Quota ownership based on New Zealand Annual Catch Entitlement (ACE) equivalent