Felivaru Fisheries Complex commenced its operation in 1977 as a joint venture with the Maldivian government and a Japanese company with an 8MT cannery. In 1982 the government took over the complete operations of the plant.
Mifco’s canned tuna is processed from only Pole & Line caught tuna, which is MSC certified. Mifco do pack for specification provided by respective customers with their own private labels. Mifco’s ‘Fasmeer brand’ canned tuna is the first of its kind introduced to Maldivian market and till today holds the leading market share in terms of quality and reputation in the market.
The canning plant is now upgraded and modernized with a fully equipped and integrated 50MT cannery with its own can making facility, fish meal plant and related infrastructure.
Frozen tuna is processed from all MSC certified, pole & line caught tuna. The process is done by blast freezing whole round and gilled, gutted tuna. Given the unique styled same-day fishery that is predominant in Maldives, processors and traders of fish does not differentiate the land or sea based freezing that is employed.
Main frozen species include katsuwonus Pelamis (Skipjack tuna) and Thunnus Albacares (Yellow fin tuna).