About us

The world of the Parlevliet & Van der Plas group is a world of various cultures, countries, people and markets. We respect and deliver to the requirements of our customers and concentrate on building collaborative relationships. In turn, we are pleased that our customers support our industry, and trust us to conduct our fisheries in a manner that will ensure a seafood supply for future generations.

We have built an excellent reputation for sustainable fishing and are proud to have achieved MSC certification for our North Sea herring and North Atlantic herring fisheries.

Our catch quotas are dictated by government and EU regulations, and are based on scientific advice.  We fish without causing damage to the seabed, and without disturbing the ecological system. As an active member of the Pelagic Freezer-trawler Association, we work closely with international scientists, environmental organisations, governments and fisheries management bodies, to ensure that accurate research provides the information necessary to ensure sustainable fisheries and effective fish stock management, including the prevention of unintentional bycatch, in all waters where we operate.

The earth is not ours, it is a treasure we     hold in trust for future generations
- Namibian proverb

Our fleet is well maintained, our crew respected and cared for, and we stay abreast of new technology, to ensure our impact on the environment is minimised.