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
September 18, 2023

After recording a first harvest of 646 metric tons (MT) from the pilot pool at its Kvalnes site, Norwegian land-based salmon producer Andfjord Salmon AS is forging ahead with expansion plans that will increase its production capacity in the near future.

The planned expansion will increase production at Kvalnes on the island of Andøya to 8,000 MT of head-on gutted (HOG) fish by 2025, gradually growing to 40,000 MT HOG by 2030.

Andfjord

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September 15, 2023

Dutch land-based yellowtail kingfish producer The Kingfish Company recorded its best-ever harvest of 932 metric tons (MT) in the first half of 2023 and, amid high demand for larger-sized fish, saw its revenue for the period increase 31 percent year over year to EUR 11.2 million (USD 12 million).

By comparison, the company posted revenue of EUR 8.4 million (USD 9 million) in H1 2022 on the back of a 742 MT total harvest.

In H1 2023, The Kingfish

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September 14, 2023

The profitability of U.K. fishing vessels declined in 2022, with a rise in fish prices that drove higher revenues failing to outweigh the myriad difficulties faced by the industry last year.

According to information from U.K. public body Seafish’s annual fishing fleet survey for 2022 and its dataset showing the annual economic performance of the fleet in 2021, the size of the U.K. fleet decreased year over year in both 2021 and 2022, with

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September 13, 2023

European negotiations on sharing Northeast Atlantic pelagic stocks are expected to resume later in September, and in advance of the talks, the E.U. fishing industry has renewed its calls for coastal states to prioritize a mackerel agreement that aligns with scientific advice and encompasses all parties.

The upcoming negotiations follow the hard deadline of 31 March, 2023, to reach an agreement on sharing Northeast Atlantic mackerel stock –

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Published on
September 11, 2023

Family-owned Norwegian salmon farmer Nordlaks Group posted significant increases in both its turnover and profit for 2022, with company CEO Eirik Welde pointing to last year’s strong salmon prices as a key driver of the upturns.

According to its 2022 results posted on 21 August 2023, Nordlaks’s turnover increased from just over NOK 1 billion (USD 93.4 million, EUR 87 million) in 2021 to NOK 4.45 billion (USD 415.8 million, EUR 387.1

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September 7, 2023

Ísafjörður, Iceland-based salmon-farming company Arctic Fish harvested just 100 metric tons (MT) of head-on gutted (HOG) fish in the second quarter of this year – a major drop from the 1,029 MT of HOG salmon harvested in the same period last year.

Because of the small volume harvested in the quarter, Q2 constituted a low-income period, with its operational revenue and other income totaling NOK 22.8 million (USD 2.1 million,

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September 6, 2023

Biological challenges at farming sites hurt the operations of Shetland, Scotland-based Scottish Sea Farms in the second quarter of this year, negatively affecting harvest volume, average harvest size, and price achievement, according to reports from Lerøy Seafood Group, which operates the company as a joint venture with SalMar.

Lerøy CEO Henning Beltestad confirmed when presenting his firm’s Q2 2023 results that Scottish Sea

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Published on
September 4, 2023

Frøya, Norway-headquartered salmon farmer Måsøval posting posted decreased year-over-year operating revenues, as well as drops in sales revenue for both its farming and sales and processing segments in Q2 2023.

In its Q2 2023 report, Måsøval reported operating revenue of NOK 805 million (USD 75.9 million, EUR 69.9 million), down from the NOK 934 million (USD 88.1 million, EUR 81.1 million) the company reported

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September 1, 2023

Iceland Seafood International (ISI) has agreed to sell 100 percent of its share capital in its U.K. subsidiary to Danish value-added producer Espersen.

In a statement, ISI CEO Bjarni Ármannsson said Espersen had finalized its due diligence process and that transaction documents were nearing completion. According to the agreement, the total sales price was just GBP 1,000 (USD 1,271, EUR 1,170). The Reykjavik, Iceland-headquartered

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Published on
August 31, 2023

The cancelation of Peru’s anchovy fishing season earlier this year led to Austevoll Seafood posting significantly lower operational earnings in Q2 2023, but the group’s performance elsewhere helped stem the damage.

The Storebø, Norway-based fisheries, aquaculture, processing, sales, and distribution group said its operational earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) in Q2 2023 totaled NOK 982 (USD 92.6 million, EUR 85.2

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