Jason Holland

Jason Holland

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

London-based seafood writer and communications consultant Jason Holland has been a contributing editor to SeafoodSource.com since January 2010. Jason has more than 25 years of experience as a B2B journalist and editor – a career that has taken him all over the world. He believes he found his true professional calling in 2004 when he started documenting the many facets of the international seafood industry and he’s particularly proud of the strong, collaborative relationships he has formed at all stages of the supply chain.


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Published on
May 22, 2024

Whitefish markets normalized in the first quarter of this year after a challenging 2023, giving Reykjavik, Iceland-headquartered Iceland Seafood International’s (ISI) optimism for the rest of its 2024 performance, according to CEO Ægir Páll Friðbertsson.

In a statement accompanying the release of ISI’s Q1 2024 results, Friðbertsson said the upturn for whitefish was both “a welcome sign” and “a step

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May 17, 2024

SalMar's Q1 2024 featured difficult biological conditions that led to drops in the Frøya, Norway-headquartered salmon producer's EBIT and revenues.

Harsh winter conditions, extreme weather events, and string jellyfish attacks impacted the quarterly performance of SalMar’s farming segments in Norway, with particularly severe challenges in its Farming Northern Norway operations resulting in lower average harvest weights and a low

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May 17, 2024

Frøya, Norway-headquartered salmon-farming group Måsøval has completed its purchase of a Mowi harvesting facility in the Norwegian town of Ulvan, with the group confirming it has signed the final contract and is in the process of taking over operations.

In a filing with the Oslo Stock Exchange, Måsøval said it aims to continue the facility’s harvesting operations, eventually developing them beyond their

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May 16, 2024

Bergen, Norway-headquartered Lerøy Seafood Group (LSG) experienced solid biological performance across its salmon- and trout-farming operations in the first quarter of this year, but revenues and EBIT in its Farming and Wild Catch segments suffered year-over-year drops, according to CEO Henning Beltestad.

Delivering the group’s Q1 2024 results on 15 May, Beltestad confirmed that shielding technology LSG has introduced to support

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May 13, 2024

Bergen, Norway-headquartered Lerøy Seafood Group exceeded NOK 30 billion (USD 2.8 billion, EUR 2.6 billion) in income for the first time in its history in 2023, but other factors made it a challenging year filled with learning experiences, according to the company's CEO, Henning Beltestad.

In the group’s recently published annual report, Beltestad said the past year gave Lerøy “new and better

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May 9, 2024
Winter sores, severe string jellyfish incidents, and an unusually cold and stormy winter led to a challenging Q1 2024 for Mowi Norway, though the company’s other farming areas recorded much better performances, according to Mowi CEO Ivan Vindheim. Delivering the salmon company’s quarterly results in Bergen, Norway, on 8 May 2024, Vindheim said Mowi Norway faced much tougher environmental conditions than the group’s largest production… Read More
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May 8, 2024

Good biological performance in the Faroe Islands and improved performance in Scotland helped the Bakkafrost Group post Q1 2024 revenues of DKK 2.6 billion (USD 375.4 million, EUR 348.6 million), increase of roughly 8 percent year over year.

The salmon-farming company’s operational earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) for the period totaled DKK 710 million (USD 102.5 million, EUR 95.2 million), and it turned a profit of DKK 401 million

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May 6, 2024

Klepp, Norway-headquartered aquaculture technology company AKVA Group saw its revenues for the first quarter of 2024 fall 10 percent year over year to NOK 784 million (USD 71.8 million, EUR 66.8 million), with CEO Knut Nesse attributing the drop to “very low activity levels” in its land-based technology (LBT) business.

Delivering AKVA’s Q1 2024 results on 3 May, Nesse said the land-based market is slow right now and confirmed

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