• Over the years, the trade and processing of fish has earned a more important role.

Our history


The Kennemervis Group originates from the nv Fishery Society of Kennermerland that was established in 1929 in Katwijk to catch herring in the North Sea. For many years this was the main business activity.

oud scheepjeMany new, and for that time, innovative fishing vessels were operating under the Kennermerland flag.  Over the years, alongside the catch, the trade and processing of fish has earned a more important role. Initially they mainly preserved their own catch: first by gutting and salting and then later by freezing. This took place as much on board the ships as it did on the quayside. In the 70’s, the head office was established in IJmuiden’s harbour, which was better equipped for the increasing activities.

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Over the years, the trade and processing of fish has earned a more important role.

Our Head Office moved to Spakenburg under its new Kennermervis Group name, one of the most important fishery villages in the Dutch fishing industry. Our sister companies are spread throughout the Netherlands and we also have a branch in Denmark. Two of our sister companies are also in Spakenburg, namely FishPartners and Mayonna. Fishmasters is established in Urk, where FishPartners’ modern smokery can also be found. From Enschede, FishPartners Germany supplies the German market with fish products. Our delciously famous maties herring comes from Skagen, the most northern part of Denmark, where Werner Larsson was established in 1932.

In 1999 the company became part of a Dutch family holding with the goal of making the company even better and maintaining its future. t is important for us to carry on making tasty products in a sustainable way so that the generations after us can carry on enjoying the fish from our seas.