Family owners called Rog as a last name are running one of a total of 275 fishery firms (308 vessels) operating in the North Sea targeting shrimp. There are three brothers on board owning the firm since 1990. Until their father died in 2009, he was also one of the owner and involved with fisheries for 40 years. The vessel was built in 1968, although the engine is from 1997. The vessel is a shrimp trawler (main fishing gear), but is also operating as a gill netter and outrigger. The size of the vessel is: length 22.47 meters, width 5.60 meters and depth 2.50 meters and a size of 65 Gross tonnage (and 300 horse power Caterpillar). VOF represents the Dutch shrimp fishery sector of the North Sea in the MYFISH project. The firm is a member of Vissersbond and has been part of the structural changes in the sector that have taken place over the years.

Contribution to the project: VOF de Drie Gebroeders will participate as full partners in WPs 1, 2 and 3 to provide stakeholder expertise relevant to the North Sea shrimp fishery. Through workshops and in-depth interviews they will contribute to ensure a bottom up strategy of the developments of the maximum social yield variants in particular. Moreover, they will provide their views on the initial definitions suggested by experts on maximum social yield objectives, constraints and acceptable management measures as well as on a selection of maximum social yield variants and indicators as support to decision making and strategic planning. Importantly, they will provide stakeholder priorities and identify institutional aspects affecting an implementation phase of recommended management measures.

Description of PIs involved in the project:

  • Mr. Arie Rog, Skipper/owner of VOF de Drie Gebroeders, works directly as a fisher in the Dutch shrimp fishery sector. He has been part of a domestic research project earlier representing stakeholders (i.e. Kenniskringen during 2009-2011, Businessplans 2010). His career as a fisher started in 1985, and he has thus been in the sector for decades, having personal experiences of the direct effects in the past resulting from structural changes in fisheries management at EU- and domestic levels. He is available to advise and assist this proposed project as necessary.


flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 /2007-2013) under grant agreement no 289257. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which maybe made of the information contained therein.