Amaltal is one of the key producers in New Zealand’s fishing industry.
Amaltal is Talley’s premium ‘Frozen at Sea’ brand, setting the standard for at-sea processing, whether fishing the deep-sea waters of New Zealand’s EEZ, the tropical waters of the South Pacific, or the icy waters of the Antarctic.
Amaltal’s state-of-the-art modern factory trawlers (Atlantis, Columbia, Enterprise) are equipped with comprehensive automated processing facilities, producing large volumes of premium products. Specialist H&G (headed and gutted) vessels (Explorer, Apollo) deliver optimal catches of targeted species, partially processed, to our customers’ specific requirements. Built in Spain in 1997, the Amaltal Mariner is a purpose built deep-water fresh fish trawler equipped with state of the art fishing electronics.
The New Zealand fishing industry has pioneered what could be considered the world’s best managed and most sustainable international fishery, that of the Antarctic Toothfish Dissostichus mawsoni. Talley’s has played an integral role in this process, working closely with the relevant NZ authorities and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to develop, manage, and police this leading fishery. The long-lining fishing vessel Janas, fish Antarctic and sub-Antarctic waters for this delicacy.
Amaltal is an industry leader in the promotion of an honest working environment, striving to uphold values held closest to the Talley family, the company, and to all New Zealanders. Crewed by highly skilled New Zealand employees and equipped with only the highest quality tools and machinery.
Amaltal’s deep sea factory freezer trawlers are all approximately 60 to 70 metres in length and go to sea for six weeks at a time with a crew of around 35 men and women. They process fish into fillets within hours of being caught, processing the catch on-board to customer’s specifications - frozen-at-sea fillet, block or head and gutted form. On-board fishmeal plants process the waste product so everything is utilised.