Pelagic fishing

The pelagic catch of Parlevliet & van der Plas is directly processed and stored on-board. We have our own factory with us. So the large size of the vessel is not related to the catching power of the vessel but to the on-board processing and storage facilities. The fish remains its freshness and the efficient processing procedure results in a affordable consumer product.


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Pelagic fish shoals are located with the help of echo-sounding equipment. From the echogram it is possible to estimate the depth and the size of the shoal. The net is towed behind the ship just below the water surface or further down the water column, but does not reach the sea bed. Pelagic fishing gear is constantly undergoing further improvements to ensure a responsible fishery through better selectivity. Special measures and aids – such as large mesh sizes in the front part of the net – are being developed to prevent the catch of un-wanted species or undersized juvenile fish.

Fleet list (pelagic):

Annelies Ilena (KW174)
Annie Hillina (ROS170)
Dirk Dirk (KW172)
Helen Mary (ROS 785)
Maartje Theadora    (ROS 171)
Margiris (KL855)
Naeraberg (KG14)