About Us

Our Vision

"we monitor and protect ocean resources"

Our Mission

“As a company, we contribute to an ecologically sustainable future for our oceans by providing environmental, scientific and technical services to the maritime sectors"

Our company

Capricorn Marine Environmental (Pty) Ltd (CapMarine) has developed high-level experience in the scientific, technical and practical aspects of observer deployment and fisheries consulting. The company was established by a trio of experts with backgrounds in marine resource management. The company established itself by developing the national offshore resources observer programme (OROP) in South Africa in 2002. This allowed us to to improve our expertise in fisheries monitoring and the accompanying database and information systems as well as establish a database of skilled and experienced marine observers. Since then our proven and sought after track record has expanded the company’s scope to include international observer contracts with the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), amongst others. Ongoing associations with environmental Non Profit Organisations (NPOs) such as WWF and BirdLife International have enabled collaborative projects concerning responsible fishing practices and further seabird monitoring training.

Our value chain is comprised of the three SCS pillars that enable us to realize our vision, namely; Sea, Capacity and Sustainability.


Our three pillars that form our core competencies and are comprised of:

  1. Sea – We operationalize a variety of sea-going projects and directly gather environmental data through our observers. Our core competency centers around upskilling people to achieve marine conservation objectives. It is our mandate to uplift South Africans through the provision of training, skilled employment and advancement of opportunities.
  2. Capacity – We possess extensive technical and industry knowhow accumulated over decades of experience. Our expert team engages in observer training and coordination, data and spatial analyses, research and advisory work.
  3. Sustainability – Our unique concentration in the marine and fisheries field enables us to deliver unparalleled advisory services that empower our clients to practice strategy and sustainability.


Our Team

Director (CapFish)
Fisheries Consultant
Fisheries Consultant (Director CapMarine)
Observer Coordinator
Technical Consultant (Director CapFish)
Fisheries Consultant
Fisheries Consultant
Technical Consultant (Director CapFish)
Financial Administrator
Data Capture and Frontline Reception
Accounts (CA)