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The Wadden Sea Fishermen (Netherlands)

The Waddensea is a shallow coastal sea along the North of the Netherlands and Germany and the West of Denmark. It is sheltered by the outer Wadden Islands (including the Frisian Islands) and consists of deep channels, smaller creeks, sandy banks and muddy flats. Approximately 75% of the water surface falls dry at low tide. The area is important for great amounts of breeding and hibernating birds.


The Food Community of Waddensea Fishermen consists of shrimp fishers (small beam trawl), mullet & seabass fishers (gill nets) and eel & crab fishers (pots and baskets). The ambition of the community is to maintain these traditional fisheries and traditional processing such as smoking and drying.


This results in quality products that are part of the heritage of this area. The Food Community works together with cockle fishers (hand rake) and smelt fishers (small trawl net). In the area are also active mussel cultivators.

Production Area
Dutch Waddensea, Friesland, The Netherlands


Barbara Rodenburg-Geertsema
Tel. +31 6 51 48 57 29

Gerard Hoogendijk


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