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Herring season has started: The Dutch are eating 75 million

Updated Jun 15, 2021
A multiple of this is sold after the season, when the fish is no longer allowed to be called Hollandse Nieuwe and is given the name buddy herring. Some are also processed into roll mops or salt herring, for example, or used in salads. Not all herring stays in the Netherlands. The Germans (90 million) and the Belgians (15 million) also like it. Normally, the herring season starts with an auction of the first keg, but due to the pandemic, it was decided for the second year in a row to cancel the auction and offer the keg to healthcare workers. This year the GGD was chosen because of their central role in vaccinating against COVID-19. The coronavirus also had an effect on fishing, or rather, on fishermen. They mainly get their catch in the waters around Norway and Denmark, but on arrival they first had to quarantine for two weeks. "And it was strict. They were called three times a day by the government to inform them of their current location," says Agnes Leewis of the Dutch Fish ...
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