Fresh fish trader Jan van As is a family business with a rich history. Starting out in 1949 from a central market in Amsterdam and trundling the narrow streets on a cargo bike, the Van As brothers supplied local residents and famous Amsterdam institutions such as Restaurant d’Vijff Vlieghen and Hotel Dikker & Thijs.
In 1982, they moved to the Food Centre, Amsterdam, one of the largest food markets in the Netherlands. Jan Van As independently employ 130 people and have a strategic partnership with Dutch food wholesale company, Hanos. Today, they are the largest trading seafood company in the Netherlands.
In 2008, Jan Van As pioneered and implemented their Fish & Season sustainability program. It requires strict adherence to seasonal fishing and a commitment to restoring fish stocks worldwide. Jan Van As general operations are aimed at the highest certified quality and environmental standards. They are certified with the Marine Stewardship Council, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, and with the European Organic Certifiers Council.
Jan van As buy fresh fish from most major seaports across Europe and import fresh and frozen seafood from all over the world. Of note, they only counterpart with suppliers offering equal assurances to long term fish sustainability.
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