About us ...

In 1982 the late Hsien-Chang Yuan commenced trading in the Fishing Industry in Cape Town. From Humble beginnings with only one employee, and a small leased premises, he developed Y & L Group of companies with a simple philosophy of striving for excellence through hard work and determination. Under H.C. Yuan's guidance the companies expanded to the point where Hsien-Chang Yuan, founder of the Y&L group of companiesthey outgrew their original home and in 1991, moved to prestigious premises in Cape Town's Harbour complex.

The companies are currently managed by his two sons Hung-Jen (Henry) and Hung-Yi (Gavin) and his daughter Wei-Chuan.

Today the Y&L Group of companies consist of:

  • Y&L Fishing Enterprises
  • Table Bay Fishing Enterprises
  • Ocean Prince Marine Products
  • Gashiran Trading
  • Cap Langouste (S.A)
  • HC Yuan & Co

Former South African President, Mr. Nelson Mandela with Hung-Jen Yuan and his wife Yi-Mei Director Hung-Yi Yuan

Y& L Fishing operates in Marine Products - primarily through involvement with Foreign Trawlers, as a Shipping and Stevedoring Agent, Fish Processing and Cold Storage Facilities of 600 metric ton. The processing plant is USFDA and EEC approved and complies to the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Programme, better known as HACCP, to ensure product safety and quality as well as hygiene. Y & L Fishing exports mainly Game Fish such as Swordfish, Moroshark and Marlin.

1991 saw the foundation of our sister company, Table Bay Fishing Enterprises, its main area of operation being trade with South Africa based Vessels and exporting Yellowfin, Bigeye, and Albacore Tuna.

Director Hung-Jen YuanFounded in 1996, Ocean Prince Marine Products soon became an important player in the imported exotic seafood market, specialising in such products as Calamari Tubes, Shrimps, Marinara Mix, Mussels, Squid Steaks etc.

Ocean Prince is well equipped for processing, packing and marketing both locally and overseas. Ocean Prince also trades in fish from both local and foreign fishing vessels, the fish in this case consisting mainly of Tuna, Oilfish, Sukiyama, Wahoo, Sailfish and Gastoro. Our Business philosophy is simple- providing reliable quality seafood products at a fair and competitive price.

Gashiran Trading (Pty) Ltd operates mainly in the production and marketing of dried marine products.

A view of our factory with Table Mountain in the background

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