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Administrative Port: Sluis
County: Zeeland
Population: 4783

Breskens is a harbour town on the Westerschelde in the municipality of Sluis in the province of Zeeland, in the south-western Netherlands. The town is noted for the Visserijfeesten (Fishery Festival), the largest festival in Zeeland.[1]

Lighthouse of Breskens
Picture: Lighthouse of Breskens (Author: LimoWreck)

Background information
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 1 2
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 2 0
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 3
Fishing Fleet Vessels total 2 [2]
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Demersal (tonnes)
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Pelagic (tonnes)
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Shellfish (tonnes)
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Main species (tonnes)
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) All species (tonnes)
Landings Values Demersal
Landings Values Pelagic
Landings Values Shellfish
Landings Values All species 9.000.000€ [3]
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen (Regular)
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen (Part-time)
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen Total
Landings Major fish species
Landings Landing points
Landings Location of auctions Zealand fish auction Breskens NV Kaai 1, 4511RC, Breskens
Governance and organisation Governance
Governance and organisation FLAG Zeeland
Governance and organisation Location of fishermen's organisations
Branding Brand labels
Fish as food Fish selling Fishmongers de Dukdalf, Kaai 2, 4511RC Breskens
Fish as food Fish processing
Fish as food Restaurants/hotels 't Vissershuis, Scheldekade 25 4511 AW Breskens
*De Afslag, Kieweg 2, 4511 RP Breskens
Tourism & Education Tourism & Fishing Sniff at sea
Tourism & Education Festivals Visserijfeesten Breskens
Tourism & Education Fishing museums Visserijmuseum Breskens
Tourism & Education Aquariums
Tourism & Education Monuments Monument of fisheries
Tourism&Education Fishing training School

Vessel type 1= Vessels used for inshore fishing
Vessel type 2= Vessels used for high sea fishing
(definition inshore fishing vessels: length <24m, capacity <221kW)