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Establish a Company in the Fishing Sector in the Netherlands

Establish a Company in the Fishing Sector in the Netherlands

Establish a Company in the Fishing Sector in the Netherlands

Are you ready to establish a company in the fishing sector in the Netherlands?


The Netherlands has two of the busiest ports in Europe, namely the Port of Rotterdam and the Port of Antwerp. The country is also becoming one of the largest importers and exporters of seafood products in Europe, making the Netherlands one of the best countries in the world to start a Dutch company in the fishing sector in the Netherlands.

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There are many opportunities in the fishing sector when starting a business in the Netherlands, including:

  • Marine fishing

  • Inland fishing

  • Inshore fishing

  • Fish farming

  • Fish processing

  • Fishing-related supplies


INCO’s consultants are experts in business development in the Netherlands and they can help you to start a Dutch business to identify specific opportunities in the fishing sector. They can help you to take advantage of these opportunities to maximize profit. Call one of our consultants now!

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How do I set up a company in the fishing sector in the Netherlands

  • The first thing you have to do when starting a Dutch business is to register a Dutch company with the Dutch Trade Register, which must include the mandatory NACE (Nomenclature of Economic Activities) number. For businesses in the fishing sector, the numbers are as follows (depending on the type of operation):
    Section A; Division 03; Group 03.1, 03.2; Class 03.11, 03.12, 03.21, 03.22

  • Once you have registered you need to apply for different licenses relating to fishing, such as a VISpas, a license to own and operate a ship, a license to operate a maritime radiotelephone, among others, from various authorities like the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Safety.

  • You may also be required to adhere to certain environmental laws and policies.


There are many licenses you require when starting a company in the fishing sector in the Netherlands. Our company formation agents know all the relevant licenses and regulations and can help you to effortlessly navigate the application processes. Call us now to discuss how we can help you to make this process smooth and quick so you can start running your fishing business in the Netherlands ASAP!

Why choose INCO to help you to start a business in the fishing sector in the Netherlands?

  • INCO has helped plenty of people to set up a business in the fishing sector in the Netherlands.

  • Our agents are experts in the process of incorporating a company, including starting a Dutch BV, and they know all the formalities of starting a company in the fishing sector in the Netherlands.

  • We can connect you to the relevant authorities and regulatory bodies.

  • We can provide you with business development services like drawing up an effective business plan so you can run a profitable Dutch company and start operating as soon as possible.

  • INCO can help you to secure funding for your company in the fishing sector.

  • Because INCO is a Dutch company, we know the Dutch fishing sector well and can guide you to set up a business, such as a Dutch BV, in the Netherlands easy and fast. This makes us the best local business partner for your business in the Netherlands.

  • When you start a business in the Netherlands, you are going to need skilled employees. We can connect you to top recruitment agencies to ensure that you get the best fishing sector talent for your business.


We are the best, experienced business partners for your business. Call now!

Frequently asked questions:

Do I require a license to operate a company in the fishing sector in the Netherlands?

Yes.


Why is The Netherlands such a good place to start a company in the fishing sector?

  • Two of the largest ports in Europe.

  • Access to both salt- and fresh water.

  • EU Common Fishery Policy ensures fair and sustainable fishing and renewable fish stock.

  • Central geographical location within the EU.

  • Exceptional transport infrastructure to transport fishing-related products.

  • A moderately competitive market that allows small to medium businesses to thrive.

  • Government push towards production of renewable energy.

  • Access to a highly skilled workforce.

  • Attractive tax rates that draw a lot of investors to the Dutch fishing sector markets

  • The Netherlands has a very stable and resilient business environment


How long does it take to start a company in the fishing sector in the Netherlands?

Starting a Dutch company usually takes between 2-5 days, but since you require a license to run a company in the fishing sector in the Netherlands, it may take a bit longer. Call us to find out more.


Can I start a company in the fishing sector in the Netherlands as a non-Dutch or EU citizen?

Yes. The Dutch government allows foreigners to start a Dutch company or bring their existing business from abroad. However, certain legal conditions apply.


Are you excited about starting a company in the fishing sector in the Netherlands, but you are unsure whether the market is the right one? 

Or if you are considering other EU countries like France or Finland, feel free to schedule a free consultation with one of our Dutch business development agents to discuss why the fishing sector in the Netherlands is the perfect place to start a Dutch company.


We can help you determine your business proposition, as well as the services you aim to provide and give input and expert guidance on how to present this to the Dutch market.


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