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Our History

A proud Kiwi Company

Lyford & Burkhart Exports (NZ) Ltd trading as L&B Taspac was established in 1988. A vertically integrated company, the group exports an extensive range of primary produce as well as retaining its traditional involvement in the Rock Lobster industry. 

In 1995 L&B Exports acquired Taspac International Seafoods to form L&B Taspac.  Taspac added over 35 years of experience in the Seafood Industry and L&B Taspac quickly developed its current position as a leading player in the New Zealand Seafood Industry. Additional acquisitions have allowed L&B Taspac to further expand its species offerings. In addition to Lobster main species include our own Farmed Greenshell Mussels, Fresh Water Eels, Oysters, Sea Frozen products such as  Squid, Ling, Barracoutta, Southern Blue Whiting, Hoki, Warehou, Hake, Mackerel and a range of Deepwater and Inshore species in Whole, HGT, DRE and Filleted forms.

Cargo Monitoring Solutions are also offered through our subsidiary company Precision Monitoring to assist exporters in their quest for quality information and arrival condition.

Constantly evolving, L&B Taspac sells high quality primary produce to North and South America, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Our domestic business also continues to expand with both recreational and commercial bait key elements in an integrated supply strategy.

As part of the Seawork Group, L&B Taspac spans to all corners of the globe with strategic alliances in Germany, Spain, Namibia, and Australia. Seawork has created a strong customer following and maintains an unsurpassed reputation for honesty and integrity.

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