Since the relocation from Ouddorp to the outer harbour in Stellendam, the fish auction operated under the authority of the borough. The auction became independent in 1999 and merged one year later with the auction companies in Scheveningen and Colijnsplaat to form United Fish Auctions.
The fish auction employs its own team of 30 experienced unloaders and sorters. In 2008, the auction traded 5250 tons of fish. Its annual turnover was 22 million euros.
The fish auction houses at least 25 cutters in its own harbour on the outside of the Haringvliet Dam. Stellendam’s harbour is tidal, and therefore large cutters can only sail in from two hours before to two hours after high tide. In principle, Euro cutters can access the harbour at all times