FRIP Group

The FRIP Group has been producing high quality dee-frozen food for more than 50 years.
It consists of 5 companies with production units located in Portugal and Mozambique and exports to all continents.

The production is divided into 3 main areas: Fishing (Seafood and Wild Fish), Vegetables and Meal Preparations.

Through a vertical integration of the business (fishing, farming, processing, freezing, storage and distribution), we manage to control the quality of our products in order to guarantee the satisfaction of our customers.

Much more than a brand:
A quality reference present on your Table.



Teotónio França Morte buys Sociedade de Pesca Miradouro, with one fresh trawler.


Miradouro becomes the first company in Portugal and one of the first in the world to deep freeze seafood on board, in Cabo Branco fishing grounds, Mauritania.


Company Friopesca – Refrigeração de Aveiro is started in Gafanha da Nazaré, Aveiro, to deep freeze, store and sell frozen on board seafood.


Friopesca starts to produce frozen vegetables, being pioneer in Portugal freezing peas.


Friopesca is the first company in Portugal to mechanical harvesting peas and green beans.


Miradouro starts shrimp fishing in Guinea Bissau, and develops the know-how to process, pack, deep freeze on board, using commercial end-consumer packaging ready to sell straight from the vessel.


Friopesca builds second factory for vegetables & seafood processing in Aveiro.


Creation, registry and launch of FRIP brand.


Friopesca acquires Frina – Frigoríficos Nacionais, seafood processing and distribution company in Cacém, Lisbon.


Miradouro acquires SNAB – Sociedade Nacional dos Armadores de Bacalhau, former state owned company owning 3 shrimp vessels.


Beginning of seafood fishing in Mozambique.


Miradouro acquires Pescarias Beira Litoral, with 7 fresh fish trawlers operating in the Portuguese coastal waters.


Founder Teotónio França Morte passes away, leaving a legacy of innovation, courage and entrepreneurship to the new generations.


New generation shrimp trawlers: conclusion of new vessels “Ria Mar”, “Horizonte” and “Indico”. First Joint-Venture in Mozambique: SIP – Sociedade Industrial de Pesca.


Conclusion of newbuilding “França Morte” – most advanced long distance trawler in Iberia. Second Joint Venture in Mozambique: Acquisition of Marbeira – Pescas da Beira.


Friopesca is first Portuguese Vegetable producer to be certified by Quality standards ISSO 9001 and ISSO 22000.


Split over in the company – Business unit of North Atlantic fishing leaves FRIP Group.


Acquisition of fresh fish Trawler “Nadir” Expansion of processing & freezing capacity in Friopesca with new freezer with 7 Ton capacity per hour.


Acquisition of Spanish fresh fish trawler “Nuevo Ria Aldan” and conversion of the vessel to a shrimp freezer trawler with the name of “Polo Sul”.


Acquisition of company Albamar, with two fresh fish trawlers “Albamar” and “Novo Mar” operating in Portuguese coastal waters.


Start operating the new facility in Maputo with cold storage, warehouses and offices including new distribution operation of frozen food in Mozambique.


Friopesca and Frina achieve BRC and IFS certification.