Our Company

The Largest Tasmanian owned and operated seafood exporter

Forged From Friendship AND a Love Of Seafood

Because in the seafood it’s always been about relationships and quality, JSJ Seafood have become the largest Tasmanian owned and operated seafood exporter. We live and breath it – our team consists of fishers, traders and seafood industry professionals.

JSJ Seafood are based in Tasmania with two export premises servicing our loyal fishing fleet. Our logistics network includes modern fleet of trucks and charter flights to access international hubs for onward connections across Asia.

A first choice for a growing number of loyal fishers and valued clients, we promised exceptional service and consistent supply.



Our Location

JSJ has Two Coastal Locations, In the North and South of the state of Tasmania

3 Products

Per Year

$20M+ Sales

12 Staff

2 Facilities

6 Refrigerated Trucks

We are fishers and traders, we live and breath the seafood industry and our Tasmanian communities.


Jim, Stu and Jezza (Barry), all with a mutual dedication to the Tasmanian fishing industry, decided to come together to form a company. The industry was changing and they were driven by the need to create a business that looked after their long term friends in the crayfishing industry.

A bottle (or two) of whisky later, and JSJ Seafood was born.
In a close-knit place like Tasmania, only two things matter when starting a business: Your word and handshake

With over 80 years of combined experience in the industry, each founder being a well-known member of the community, the foundations for JSJ were strong. Its success, however, can be attributed to their focus on supporting their fisherman and pursuit of quality.


While word of mouth connected JSJ to the best fishers and suppliers in Tasmania, the addition of Nathan Maxwell-McGinn as shareholder in 2018 brought growth through networking, marketing and innovation that’s expanded the JSJ name to global markets.

Slowly growing from a 250-tonne business in Tasmania to an international trading company supplying diverse product categories worldwide.


In 2023 JSJ launched Three Capes Marketing which has over 800mt of product under management connecting global suppliers to clients in Asia.

For JSJ, with growth has come stability – we are now the largest Tasmanian owned seafood company. After nearly ten years, we’ve evolved to producing a year-round supply of our primary species, Southern Rock Lobster, and set a new bar with our collaborative marketing business, Three Capes, and an ever-evolving product portfolio.


While we recently lost an integral part of our JSJ family, Barry “Jezza” Charles, we continue his work and legacy in the industry he helped shape to what it is today.

Connecting Seafood Producers with GLOBAL Markets

A new business built by JSJ Seafood, Three Capes Marketing. Three Capes act on behalf of a select number of suppliers globally, offering a bespoke, high end sales and marketing solution. Ensuring that Australian premium seafood products reach the best market and obtain the highest value.

With a strong focus on maintaining and developing buyer relationships, delivering real-time market insights and supporting suppliers in their daily business decisions.

Transparency in sales is ingrained in our sales process, form diligently managing existing buyer relationships, to engaging with potential new buyers on your behalf.