Facts & Figures of the Dutch Fish Industry

The Dutch Fish industry counts about 20.000 jobs in The Netherlands.

Facts and figures on the Dutch fishing sector

The Dutch fishing fleetValue
Trawlers 14
Cutters 283
IJsselmeer vessels 70
Musselcutters 60

 

Top 5 Export countries in sales value€ (x mln)%
Belgium/Luxembourg 390 18%
Germany 370 17%
France 290 13%
Italy 280 13%
Spain 120 6%

Fleet

  • Pelagisch fleet 12 trawlers
  • Cutters 300
  • Other small fishery 188
  • Trawler fishery  12
  • Mussel farm 55
  • Oyster farm 18

In total about 2040 people are working on board of fishing ships.

Trade Market

  • ± 600 companies
  • 1.700 fishshops with at least one point of sale

Aquaculture

  • Eel: 5-10
  • Catfish: 5-10
  • Trout: 5
  • Pike perch:3
  • Turbot: 2
  • Shrimp:1
  • Sturgeon: 1
  • yellowtail kingfish 1
  • Tilapia: 1