Ensis is a major tuna processing company based in the Maldives and founded in 1996. The company processes and exports fresh and frozen tuna to the international market. Ensis is committed to environmentally responsible fishing practices and primarily source their tuna from local one-by-one fishers (pole-and-line and handline tuna fisheries). In addition to the fresh tuna business, the company is also building a skipjack canned tuna plant which will be operational in 4th quarter of 2017.
Ensis pride themselves on the quality of their product and have stringent practices to ensure the quality of their tuna is maintained from the point of catch (where they provide fishers with ice boxes), along the supply chain till transportation and delivery in their refrigerated trucks.
Ensis also recognise the social contribution of one-by-one fisheries to the local Maldivian communities. To enhance these social benefits Ensis work closely with the communities to bring change for the better by sponsoring local schools and community organisations.
We are delighted to join the International Pole & Line Foundation Membership network – their support of the Maldives one-by-one fisheries has made a tremendous, positive impact on the local fisheries and the businesses and coastal communities they support. We look forward working with IPNLF to develop and support one-by-one fisheries and ensure they get the recognition they deserveMohamed Waseem Ismail (Managing Director)