A Tradition of Fishing.

The Spirit of Urk

The centuries-old Dutch fishing village of Urk, on the IJsselmeer bay, is home to Seaconcept. Anyone born here learns to fish from an early age.

There is hardly a family in Urk that is not in the fishing business. Like the many generations of passionate fishermen before them, most of the men of Urk spend all week fishing aboard boats on the North Sea.

Every Monday morning, at precisely one minute past midnight, the working week begins for these dedicated fishermen. Then they get in their cars, pick up their crews, and drive to the harbor.

After a routine check, they castoff and embark on their long voyage to the fishing grounds. The work on board the fishing boats is extremely exhausting and demanding. In 2 hour shifts, these dedicated fishermen work all day and night.

These genes are also at the core of the Seaconcept team, who work with the same precision and passion as the fishermen of their homeland.

Wild-Caught. Nature.

Specialist in natural fish

Seaconcept offers top quality fresh fish and frozen seafood products from all over the world, with a focus on Norway, Iceland, the North Sea, and products from Asia.

Our company is involved in every step of the value chain, and therefore we can reliably deliver our quality products punctually. We ensure this each and every day through our experience with our fishermen and producers. Our know-how in fishing and processing makes all the difference.

We have a large and growing selection of fresh fish from the FAO 27 fishing area, Northeast Atlantic. With the following map you can learn more about the fresh fish in our assortment.

Currently, we deliver frozen fish from the FAO 5, 47, 67, and 81 fishing areas. We also offer frozen fish from Turkey, Southeast Atlantic, Northeast Pacific and Southwest Pacific. With the following map you can learn more about the frozen fish in our assortment. Additionally, we also offer aquaculture products from various countries. We are continually expanding our product range.

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Fishing areas

fishing areas

Fresh fish

FAO 27
Plaice – Pleuronectes platessa
Atlantic Redfish – Sebastes norvegicus
Cod – Gadus morhua
Haddock – Melanogrammus aeglefinus
Saithe – Pollachius virens
Atlantic Catfish – Anarhichas lupus
Black Halibut – Reinhardtius hippoglossoides
White halibut – Hippoglossus hippoglossus
North Sea Lemon Sole – Microstomus kitt
Arctic Char – Salvelinus alpinus
North Sea Sole – Solea solea
Turbot – Psetta maxima
Monkfish – Lophius piscatorius
Red Gurnard – Chelidonichthys lucernus
Dab – Limanda limanda
Flounder – Platichthys flesus
And so on …

Frozen fish

FAO 27
Plaice – Pleuronectes platessa
Atlantic Redfish – Sebastes norvegicus
Cod – Gadus morhua
Haddock – Melanogrammus aeglefinus
Saithe – Pollachius virens
Atlantic Catfish – Anarhichas lupus
Black Halibut – Reinhardtius hippoglossoides
White halibut – Hippoglossus hippoglossus
North Sea Lemon Sole – Microstomus kitt
Arctic Char – Salvelinus alpinus
Monkfish – Lophius piscatorius
Red Gurnard – Chelidonichthys lucernus
Dabs – Limanda limanda
Flounder – Platichtys flesus
Turbot – Psetta maxima
North Sea Sole – Solea solea

Frozen fish

FAO 47
Cape Hake – Merluccius capensis

Frozen fish

FAO 67
Alaska Pollock – Theragra chalcogramma
Pink Salmon – Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Frozen fish

FAO 81
Hoki – Macruronus novaezelandiae

Frozen fish

FAO 05
Northern Pike – Esox lucius
Pikeperch – Stizostedion lucioperca

Aquaculture

Tilapia – Oreochromis spp.
Pangasius – Pangasius hypophthalmus
Gilt–Head (Sea) Bream – Sparus aurata
European Sea Bass – Dicentrarchus labrax
Atlantic Salmon – Salmo salar
Vannamei Shrimp
Black Tiger Prawns

FAO 27 FAO 47 FAO 67 FAO 81 FAO 05 Aquaculture

Our Norwegian Story.

Norway

In Good Conscience

Norway is a country with a strong sustainable economy. Norway´s national fisheries management system monitors fishing on the Norwegian coast and the Barents Sea with strict controls to ensure that it is always carried out legally and in accordance with regulations. The management system in the Barents Sea is recognized by the WWF and certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The fishermen in this region fish with bottom-set longlines, which are deployed horizontally along the seafloor. Bottom-set longlines have fewer problems with seabird by-catch and less impact on the seabed.

From catch to customer

Immediately after the catch, the fish are stored in cold water or on ice. The boats then set sail for selected landing sites (Mortaks). There the fish are gutted and sorted. The fish are then transported to Urk, where subsequent to further quality controls, are delivered to our customers as whole fish or hand filleted cuts.

Filleting in the factory

Jacob de Vries knows the in depth story of the fish he fillets. He knows where they come from, who catches them, how they live, their anatomy, flesh and flavor. Every fish is different and Jacob and his team bring the best out of every fish fillets. This is an art that can only be achieved by hand.

On Tour.

Seaconcept on Tour

The SeaConcept team is on the road for its customers throughout the year. We are always on the lookout for new ideas, products, and contacts. In 2017 we visited many exciting places. We would like to share a few of our impressions with you, through the picture gallery below.

Fish Farming in Iceland, Ireland, and Vietnam

In 2017, we visited the world's most sustainable Arctic Char farm in Iceland. This farm was established in 2017. At the invitation of our colleagues from BINCA Vietnam, we learned about aquaculture in Vietnam. Organic Salmon is a growth market. We were on site, at the farms in Ireland.

The Boston Seafood Show, Massachusetts, and Alaska

A highlight for us was the Boston Seafood Show. That's where we came up with the idea for our latest innovation "fish and ancient grains". After the Boston Seafood Show we drove to Gloucester, Massachusetts, to experience the golden redfish and angler monkfish fisheries first-hand. Auke visited over 20 different companies on his tour to learn more about fishing in Alaska for Salmon, King Crab, and Plaice.

Norway and Turkey

Accompanied by Jacob de Vries, our partner for our Lofoten project, we met with many fishermen and visited various fish auctions in the Lofoten. We were interested to learn the various fishing methods and bait that they use e.g., to catch MSC shrimp. On our second visit to Norway, we visited the Skrei fishing stations in the north and also learned more about Atlantic halibut. In Germany, smoked trout is very popular. Jaap and Auke were able to observe the entire value chain of this product in Turkey, from the farm to the finished product, which is imported into the EU.

Convenience Fish.

Specialist for convenience

Seaconcept, together with its production partners, has developed a wide range of fish convenience products. In addition to the standard convenience products, this product range includes fish coated with fine batters and various special breadings. In collaboration with our customers, we can also quickly develop new original convenience food concepts for retail and the foodservice industries.

Today, convenience products have become indispensable in the modern kitchen. That´s why Seaconcept has kept pace with the latest Ready-To-Eat product trends. Our convenience fish products are suitable for cooking in frying pans, deep fryers, and conventional or convection ovens. Pre-fried products only need to be heated up. However, raw breaded products still require cooking.

Seaconcept supplies products with a variety of quality levels. Such products include those made from mince, bits & pieces, shaped from blocks, cut from blocks, or naturally grown. These products are also available as single or double frozen.

We offer a wide selection of breading and breading systems, such as crispy breading, gluten-free breading, potato breading, lightly dusted, etc.

We offer a wide selection of batters for our products, such as beer batter, tempura batter, or special crunchy batters. We have almost every batter imaginable in our assortment. These batters can be combined with various hand-cut nuggets or juicy fillets to create an exceptional taste experience.

Our convenience food products are produced in the Netherlands and Germany, by IFS and BRC certified production facilities.

Fish & Ancient Grains.

Fish & Ancient Grains

Ancient food grains are becoming increasingly popular with consumers. They contain many essential nutrients such as fiber, proteins, and minerals. The trend towards natural and wholesome foods is leading consumers to food grains such as Teff, the cultivation of which has not been modified for many hundreds of years. The trend also embraces so-called pseudo-grains, such as quinoa and amaranth, which have gained superfood reputations.

Seaconcept recognized this trend in its early stages, and has created many interesting convenience food products made from various ancient and pseudo grains.

amaranth

Amaranth

quinoa

Quinoa

linseed

Linseed

teff

Teff

buckwheat

Buckwheat

Our Company. Our Team.

Jaap Post
Jaap Post

General Manager
Telephone: +31 6 39 339 715
Email: jaap@seaconcept.nl

Anna Brouwer
Anna Brouwer

Accounting
Telephone: +31 6 14 890 763
Email: anna@seaconcept.nl

Els Schrier
Els Schrier

Sales Support
Telephone: +31 6 14 890 763
Email: els@seaconcept.nl

Auke Pasterkamp
Auke Pasterkamp

General Manager
Telephone: +31 6 39 340441
Email: auke@seaconcept.nl

Seaconcept BV

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Netherlands