Flemish fishery


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Why Flemish fish?

Fish processing companies

In Belgium, there are 246 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 130.000 tons.

What happens to our Flemish fish?

By volume, sole is the most important species for Flemish fisheries, with a landed fish volume of 17% in 2022. Plaice follows in second place with a share of 12%.

More about Flemish 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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