First barrel brings in EUR 70,000

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6 June 2007, SCHEVENINGEN – Herring enthusiasts can rejoice as the first "Hollandse Nieuwe" of the year appears at fishmongers. The first barrel of new herring commanded EUR 70,000 at auction in Scheveningen this year.

6 June 2007

SCHEVENINGEN – Herring enthusiasts can rejoice as the first "Hollandse Nieuwe" of the year appears at fishmongers. The first barrel of new herring commanded EUR 70,000 at auction in Scheveningen this year.

The proceeds from the first barrel will go to the World Cancer Research Funds.

The highest bidder was Jan Douwe Kroeske on behalf of the Young Entrepreneurs' Association of Harderwijk. The proceeds last year failed to break last year's record of EUR 75,000.

"Vlaggetjes" Day will be celebrated in Scheveningen on Saturday with all sorts of activities centred on the new herring.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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