Preface: Last Night, my grandson Barend (2) went to the bookshelf in our living room and brought me a random book. I am supposed to turn the pages rapidly till he can shout triumphantly: "The End!" But that was not the end of it, because after he left I "perused" the book which I had bought years back in Holland but never really read yet, and thought it would be nice to summarize it in English and as a story. The book is entitled: "Het Visserijschap: Speerpunt voor de visserij" and was published on the 25th anniversary, in 1980 of "the Fishery Union (?)" - but first I should secure their written permission....
I also contacted and received a rapid response from Mr. Krijn Poppe of Wageningen confirming that "shrimp-("garnalen") fisheries has been subsumed under cutter ("kotter")- or "small scale" seafisheries.

DUTCH FISHERIES

Dutch Sea Fisheries 1955-1979, Ben Oostdam Story # 173
Ben Oostdam story # 173

DUTCH SEA FISHERIES 1955-1979

HetVisscherijschap_Speerpuntvoordevisserij.jpg
The Fisheries Union:
Spearpoint of Fisheries
GrooteVisscherijevanHolland.jpg
Five Large Towns
Large Scale Sea Fishery
PelagisTrawl1976.jpg

Pelagic Trawl sketch
and terminology (Dutch)
visborden = doors
gewichten = weights
boomkorvisserij1976.jpg
"Boomkorvisserij"
sketch and terminology
(Dutch)
DutchFishingVesselA.jpg
Steamlogger Saturnus VL 205
taking in large catch of herring
DutchFishingVesselB.jpg
Motorlogger SCH 195
along Shetland Islands
DutchFishingVesselC.jpg
Steamtrawler of the type
still in use in the 1950's
DutchFishingVesselD.jpg
Vessel equipped
with slipway
DutchFishingVesselE.jpg
Also this vessel had a "bathtub"
or low flooding sterndeck
DutchFishingVesselF.jpg
Freezersterntrawler launched 1980
3,000 HP, frozen fish storage
capacity 800 tons
DutchFishingVesselG.jpg
Boomkor cutter
fishing for flatfish
DutchFishingVesselK.jpg
The old exploration vessel
"Willem Beukelsz"
DutchFishingVesselL.jpg
The new exploration vessel
"Tridens"
DutchFishingVesselM.jpg
The fisheries training vessel
"Queen Juliana"
DutchFishingVesselN.jpg
Hospital-Church vessel
Dr.Boelmans Kranenburg
DutchFishingVesselO.jpg
BLO fecit 20060710 - with appreciation and acknowledgement to Unieboek b.v.

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RESULTS:






RESULTS:



LANDINGS OF FISH and SHELLFISH in THE NETHERLANDS

2004 (in millions of Euro; source: CBS)

  • Total Value
  • 1,182 (Total Imports were .....)
  • - From European Union :
  • 777 (Germany 227, Belgium 186,
    Denmark 128, Other EU 125,
    UK 111)
  • - From outside EU
  • 405 (mainly Tanzania)
  • Of which frozen fish
  • 434
    Ranking of main species:

  • Shrimps (Garnalen)
  • 173
  • Plaice (Schol)
  • 75 of which fresh (whole and filet) 69
  • Salmon (Zalm)
  • 73 of which fresh (whole and filet) 31
  • Cod (Kabeljauw)
  • 58 of which fresh (whole and filet) 40
  • Herring (Haring)
  • 55 of which deep-frozen 43;
    whole fresh 3,
    salted, dried, smoked 4
  • Sole (Tong)
  • 35 all fresh
  • Mussels (Mosselen)
  • 31
  • Mackerel and Horse Mackerel
    (Makreel en Horsmakreel)
  • 23 of which deep-frozen 18
  • Eel (Paling)
  • 22 (of which alive: 21)
    SUBTOTAL of ABOVE 10 SPECIES 546
    SUBTOTAL of OTHER SPECIES 636





    DUTCH CUTTER FISHERIES LANDINGS

    2004 (in millions of Euros)
    source: Visserij in Cijfers 2004, LEI


    Catch arranged by vessel power (HP):

  • 001 - 260 HP
  • 6
  • 261 - 300 HP
  • 64
  • 301 - 1,500 HP
  • 14
  • 1,501 - 2,000 HP
  • 115
  • over 2000 HP
  • 46
    Catch ranked by fishing method or branch:

  • Boomkor
  • 187
  • Shrimps (garnalen)
  • 30
  • Miscellaneous methods
  • 20
  • Bordentrawl a.k.a. "ottertrawl" using "otterboards" or "doors"
  • 4
  • Rondvisspan catching method involving two or more vessels ( a "span") dragging a net together to catch roundfish, e.g. cod and whiting
  • 2
  • Haringspan - joint trawling for herring or other pelagic fish by two or more cutters
  • 2

    Outstanding Environmental Issues in relation to European Fisheries by N. Daan and W.van der Mheen, RIVO, 2004
    The Netherlands: Fishery Country Profile by FAO, Jan.2005
    "The Netherlands is one of the few EU member States with a positive trade balance in fisheries products. In 2002 it imported 641 000 tons valued at US$1.6 billion while the exports amounted to US$2.5 billion. Frozen fish accounts for a third of all imports in value and over half in tonnage. Most imports originate from the EU and more particularly from the neighbouring countries (Germany, the UK, Denmark and Belgium). Frozen fish accounts for just over 40 percent of all exports by value. About 80 percent of all exports go to other EU countries. The major EU markets are Belgium, Germany, France, and Italy." - Employment
    VISSERIJ (in Dutch)- pelagic: pertaining to the seawater column - demersal: pertaining to the sea floor
    Visserij in Cijfers (in Dutch but with English summaries) - by C.Taal, A.Klok, J.A.E.van Oostenbrugge, M.H.Smith

    Fish Names in 7 Languages Fish Identification Chart
    BLO fecit 20060704/11 - stories