A “resilient and defensive” Sea Harvest Group continued to weather the impacts of COVID-19 in the first half of the year, growing earnings 20 percent over the period, mainly thanks to a strong performance in its fishing and export business.

The South African fishing giant posted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of ZAR 368 million (€21.4 million/$25.3 million) for the first six months of 2021, up 19 percent on the same period a year ago, while revenues increased 5 percent to ZAR 2.1