Saturday, 23 November 2013

Supersized plunder: Parlevliet & Van der Plas's fishing fleet

Fishing Vessel Annelies Ilena, one of the world's biggest supertrawlers, has been detained by the Irish navy over suspected illegal fishing off the coast of Ireland. 

But who exactly owns the Annelies Ilena, and how many more of their supersized fishing vessels are there out there?  

Pelagic trawler company Parlevliet & Van der Plas was founded in 1949 by Dirk Parlevliet and the brothers Dirk and Jan van der Plas. The ultimate owner of the group is PP Groep Katwijk BV, based in Valkenburg, the Netherlands. 

The company's fishing fleet consists of 13 freezer-trawlers (including the Annelies Ilena) operated by a range of subsidiaries based in the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, Norway and Lithuania. The total catch of the group as a whole is estimated at 300,000 tonnes in 2008. (Source: Greenpeace).

Parlevliet & Van der Plas is currently endorsed by the MSC Ecolabel.
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Parlevliet & Van der Plas's fishing fleet














FV Annie Hillina
















FV Dirk Diederik















FV Annelies Ilena















FV Margiris
















FV Nida

















FV Jan Maria
















FV Maartje Theadora
















FV Helen Mary

















FV Gerda Maria













FV Arctic Warrior
















FV Marbella

















FV Farnella
















FV Atlantic Peace

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4 comments:

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  2. Weapons of mass destruction on the seas. What are each of these vessels getting away with? :(

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  3. Indeed, accused. Is there any further info on the charge btw?
    But no reason for the certifier to act until a court ruling right?

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  4. do any of their ships go to Olympia Wa. usa. I'm sure I've seen a few of these in port there.

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