The “Cooperativa Pescadores Nacionales de Abulón” was founded in 1936 and in the past 70 years has established itself as Mexico’s fishing activities leader company. The quality, volume and variety of its products, as well as its technical, economical, and social development place it as a solid business in its area.
Pescadores Nacionales de Abulón has long-term exclusive federal concessions for the capture of lobster, abalone, top shell, seaweed, sea cucumber, and sea urchin. It also has permits for the commercial use of resources such as crab, clam, octopus, scale fish, shark, tuna, sardines, and anchovies.
The Coop has harmonically evolved with its surrounding habitat. The nature of island life itself has contributed to generate a consciousness of sustainable development within the community assuring an adequate, long term management of the fishing resources. Preservation of the species is of paramount importance. Therefore, the cooperative continuously carries out specific actions to assure an effective protection in fishing areas.
As an Enterprise, it has a strong vertical and horizontal integration. It participates directly in capture, processing and trading. Direct intervention of partners in every phase of the production chain makes their concern for excellence and their desire to achieve extraordinary results ever present. It has social funds addressed to education, sports, and health of the island’s local community. It impels continuous capacitating programs in all areas.
The Cooperative has succeeded in integrating the traditional values of a strong and demanding fishing life with a modern organization and the technology that today’s world demands. This formula has proven to benefit its customers, partners and the local island community.
S.C.P.P. Pescadores Nacionales de Abulón has sustained its international reputation as the leader of Mexico’s fishing industry for over 70 years. It knows its market and knows how to satisfy the clients’ challenging needs.
Facilities and fleet
For the capture the cooperative relies in a multipurpose fleet of 40 small and medium sized vessels. To support this activity, the Coop has four big ships used for transport, in the collection of products and in the supply of fishing camps.
For the processing Pescadores Nacionales de Abulón owns a spacious plant with flexible processing capabilities from handling live product to canned top shell and abalone, including freezing and cooking processes. The plant is located over a 16,400 m² area, of which 2,670 m² is built. To the super, natural excellence of our geography, we have added professional expertise and state-of-the-art equipment technology. The plant has the sanitary certification to export for the European Community. It functions with strict standards for prevention, monitoring and control, verification of finished product and critical point control (HACCP).
For the administration and commercialization, the cooperative owns a building in the port and city of Ensenada. It has highly qualified and friendly personnel that expedites the sale and shipment of products, supervising market demands and assuring the maximum satisfaction of its clients. The cooperative participates in national as well as international exhibitions and fairs. Its personnel makes frequent international business trips to learn about the positioning of the product, consumers preferences, new tendencies, major demand seasons, and to be in direct touch with clients and consumers and thus reinforce the continuous improvement of the products.
As the primary economic agent of Cedros Island, the Cooperative has achieved a staunch horizontal development. It fulfills its social responsibility to the public by operating a network of community oriented services such as a fleet of passenger and cargo planes and ships, supermarket, drugstores, and medical care. All these community services are coordinated by a joint enterprise, the Grupo Integral Cedros, S.A. de C.V.