Introduction by CEO

In the next video our CEO, Diek Parlevliet, tells and explains in a nutshell the core values of the Parlevliet & Van der Plas group.


We are a family run company, founded more than 60 years ago by my father and two friends: the brothers Van der Plas. Over the past few decades we have become a major global player in the fishing and processing industry. More than 6000 people help us to run a successful business; people with whom we share the same values. Values that characterise the people from our home port of Katwijk: hard working, passionate and trustworthy.

We treasure our relationships with customers all over the world, from the Mamas in Africa who sell our fish on the markets, to our clients in Asia, in Russia and elsewhere.

We are also aware of the bounty that nature provides us with: a healthy ocean full of valuable resources. We have a great responsibility to take good care of these resources, because our business depends on them, and we know how important fish is for future food security.

We have developed a good reputation for sustainable fishing and are proud to have achieved MSC certification for two of our fisheries. We are an active member of the Pelagic Freezer-Trawler Association, which works closely together with scientists, environmental organisations, governments and fishery management bodies, to ensure sustainable fisheries and effective fish stock management.