Bijvangst Amsterdam: a fish restaurant in East with a sustainable mission

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Bijvangst Amsterdam for the unkown of the fishing net

Bijvangst Amsterdam is a restaurant where you can order somewhat special fish. Actually, it shouldn’t be that special. Bycatch (in Dutch ‘Bijvangst’) is fish that is usually exported or sometimes even thrown back into the sea because they’re unknown by the customer. About 60% of the fish, crabs and starfish don’t survive this. Pretty bad, right? That’s what the men behind Bijvangst Amsterdam thought. That’s why they will soon open a restaurant where all the bycatch can be found on the menu. Be surprised by the unknown from the fishing net.

After a few hints on the Facebook page of Bijvangst Amsterdam we can see that the preparations are still in progress. We mostly spotted a lot of debris, fishing men and half a conservatory. Which should mean we can eat our bycatch under the stars! Bijvangst Amsterdam opens on the Middenweg in Amsterdam East, for if you were already planning a fish date!

Nice: would you rather prepare unknown fish at home? Buy fresh fish at Bijvangst Amsterdam and get started with the recipe you get with your fish. Or buy a ready-to-eat meal if you just want to relax in front of the TV ;-)

Besides fighting waste in the food chain, they also offer training places for people with a distance to the labour market!

We’ll keep you posted about the opening date.

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