The Dutch fish industry in facts and figures

The Dutch fish industry generated a total revenue of around 4 billion euro and about 6200 fulltime jobs. This concerns approximately 300 companies in The Netherlands.

Locations in the Netherlands

The Dutch fish industry  is mainly located in places like Urk, IJmuiden and the Den Haag (The Hague)/Scheveningen/Katwijk region for fish processing and trade. The crustacean industry  is mainly concentrated around Yerseke (Zeeland province). A number of companies are located in the area of the Port of Rotterdam and Schiphol (Amsterdam Airport). Approximately half of the processing takes place on the premises of the company. A quarter takes places at (affiliated) Dutch companies. The remainder of the processing activities are done abroad.

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THE DUTCH FLEET

Source: Bedrijveninformatienet: NVR (2016)
   

Deepsea Trawlers

7 vessels

Cutters

280 vessels

Other small fisheries

240 vessels

Musselcutters

51 vessels

Oystercutters

19 vessels

DUTCH EXPORT

Source: WUR(2016)
  € (x mln)

Italy

259

France

293

Germany

469

Belgium

483

Other EU

602

Total Extra-EU

474