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
November 3, 2022

Trondheim, Norway-based aquaculture venture Norcod has entered into a NOK 75 million (USD 7.1 million, EUR 7.3 million) overdraft facility with DNB. The GlobalG.A.P.-certified producer is planning to use the facility to further invest in its production at sea and to build up biomass. In a Euronext Growth Oslo filing, Norcod said the credit agreement with Norway’s largest bank secures the financing of its operations for the upcoming 12

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November 3, 2022

Icelandic fishing firm Vinnslustaðirinn (VSV) has confirmed intention to buy Ós and Leo Seafood.

Ós owns and operates fishing vessel Þórunna Sveinsdóttir VE-401, while Leo Seafood operates a fish-processing plant and exports products to Europe and North America. The current owner of the two companies is Sigurjón Óskarsson and his family.

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Published on
November 2, 2022

Salmon farmers in Scotland harvested 205,393 metric tons (MT) of fish in 2021, a new record, representing a 7 percent increase on the previous year, according to a new report from the Scottish Government.

Marine Scotland Science’s “Scottish Fish Farm Production Survey 2021" found that, in addition to producing 13,264 MT more Atlantic salmon in 2021 than the prior year, the total number of smolts produced increased 1 percent to 51.2

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November 2, 2022

A sharp increase in energy costs and inflation in 2022 will result in E.U. fisheries struggling to maintain profits, and the fleet could end 2022 in a loss-making position, according to the “2022 Annual Economic Report on the E.U. Fishing Fleet” published by the European Commission Scientific, Technical, and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF).

STECF’s projection doesn’t consider E.U. financial support

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Published on
November 2, 2022

Europeans are likely to be eating cultured meat before they eat cultured seafood, with regulatory approval for the former not expected for another three or four years, according to alternative protein experts.

While regulatory approval for cultured food is eventually anticipated to be approved by European authorities, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has not yet defined the approval process for cultivated proteins, and once that process

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November 2, 2022

Sistranda, Norway-based salmon-farming company Måsøval has announced the appointment of Helge Kvalvik as its new managing director.

“The board is satisfied that Helge has accepted the task of leading Måsøval further. His leadership experience and background will be of great use to Måsøval in an exciting phase. I look forward to working with Helge in the further development of

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November 1, 2022

Plans to introduce Scotland’s first semi-closed containment salmon farm to Loch Long have been rejected by the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, with the developers behind the proposed project calling the decision a “missed opportunity.”

Scottish producer Loch Long Salmon confirmed that the Park Board voted to reject its plans for the Benn Reithe farm in a press release. The joint-venture company said that the

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November 1, 2022

Bergen, Norway-headquartered Mowi has entered a share purchase agreement to acquire 51.28 percent of the shares in Arctic Fish, one of the leading salmon farmers in Iceland.

According to a filing with Euronext Growth Oslo, the acquisition price is NOK 115 (USD 11.06, EUR 11.19) per share, amounting to NOK 1.88 billion (USD 180.8 million, EUR 182.9 million).

Situated in the country’s West Fjords region, Arctic Fish is listed on Euronext

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November 1, 2022

Norwegian biotech and krill-harvesting company Aker BioMarine achieved revenues of USD 67.9 million (EUR 68.4 million) and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) of USD 18.8 million (EUR 18.9 million) in the Q3 2022, up year-over-year from USD 62 million (EUR 62.4 million) and USD 14.4 million (EUR 14.1 million), respectively.

According to the company’s Q3 2022 report, sales in its Ingredients

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Published on
November 1, 2022

Frøya, Norway-headquartered salmon-farming company SalMar’s proposed share buyout of NTS and its subsequent merger with Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) have received clearance from the European Commission.

SalMar confirmed the approval in a new filing with the Euronext Growth Oslo stock exchange. It stated that the E.C. found the share offer, and consequently the merger, to be compatible with E.U. regulations.

“By unconditionally

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