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About Us

The Fiordland Lobster Company LTD is a prominent national company and New Zealand’s largest exporter of live rock lobster, currently accounting for 35% of the country’s live lobster exports.

The company is a group of fishermen, shareholders and private investors set up in the late 1980s with a vision to create a vibrant live lobster export venture. Today the company’s high profile KiwiLobster brand has raised the bar for quality lobster and seafood exports internationally.

The key focus is on China, where the majority of the company’s catch is currently exported, while other important markets include Japan, Hong Kong and the Middle East. Alternate KiwiLobster seafood products are exported to Australia and the United States.

The Fiordland Lobster Company’s head office is based in Te Anau with fish receiving depots and export packing factories located in both the North and South Islands. Widely recognised as an industry leader the company is committed to achieving quality and excellence throughout its extensive New Zealand operation.


Grading lobster at the depotFishing lobster from the pure coastal waters of New Zealand