Netherlands: Dutch Seafood Market Overview

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The Netherlands is increasingly becoming one of Europe’s leading importers and exporters of seafood products. The United States was the Netherlands’ 15th largest foreign supplier of seafood in 2021. U.S. exports were dominated by frozen Alaskan Pollock (AP) which represented two-thirds of U.S. seafood trade to the Netherlands. Seafood consumption in the Netherlands has remain relatively unchanged, although a larger assortment of seafood products is now available in Dutch supermarkets. Growth opportunities for U.S. exporters of seafood can be found in three market segments: seafood processing, food retail, and HRI-foodservice.

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