Flemish fishery

Belgian Fishery

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Why Belgian fish?

Fish processing companies

In Belgium, there are 271 fish processing companies that work with amongst others North Sea fish.

Export in tonnes of fish products

Our export of fish products (fish, molluscs and shellfish) to the member states of the European Union amounts to 134.624 tons.

What happens to our Belgian fish?

By volume, plaice is the most important species for Belgian fisheries, with a landed fish volume of 28% in 2019. Sole follows in second place with a share of 12%.

More about Belgian fish

The Flemish fishing sector is very professional. Thanks to Flanders’ central location in the middle of Europe, 300 million consumers can be reached within 12 hours.

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