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
October 14, 2022

Bergen, Norway-headquartered salmon farming group Grieg Seafood announced on 11 October it has joined several other Norwegian salmon farmers in halting expansion plans in the wake of a proposed 40 percent resource tax on aquaculture operations. 

The company announced that a proposed expansion of a smolt plant in Lebesby, Finnmark, Norway – which the company estimated represents a NOK 1 billion (USD 93 million,

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October 14, 2022

Already firmly established as the world’s most-traded animal protein, with commerce valued at 3.6 times the size of beef, five time that of pork, and eight times greater than poultry, the global seafood trade flow added a further USD 13 billion (EUR 13.4 billion) to its value in 2021, climbing to a new high of USD 164 billion (EUR 169 billion), according to the latest industry report compiled by Rabobank.

According to the Dutch

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October 13, 2022

Scottish Sea Farms has confirmed it will make cost-of-living support payments to its 678 employees to help ease the impact of soaring fuel bills and food prices this winter.

The support, amounting to GBP 750 (USD 828, EUR 853) for each employee, will be paid in three installments, with GBP 250 (USD 276, EUR 284) added to monthly salaries in October and November, then a break in December when the company historically rewards its employees

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October 12, 2022

New measures restricting Russian fishing boats’ access to Norway to just three ports are being introduced by the Norwegian government.

Norway said it plans to swiftly implement the move to prevent Russian vessels from circumventing sanctions implemented in response to the invasion of Ukraine, according to Norway Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt.

"We have closely monitored Russian activity in Norwegian waters and in Norwegian ports

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October 11, 2022

London, U.K.-based private equity impact investment fund Ocean 14 Capital has invested over EUR 10 million (USD 9.7 million) in Brazilian tilapia producer Tilabras.

Launched in 2019, Ocean 14 Capital, is seeking to build a portfolio of 20 to 25 holdings within three years that offer both environmental benefits for oceans and provide competitive financial gains for investors. Tilabras said it has developed “a planet-friendly

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October 10, 2022

Frøya, Norway-headquartered SalMar harvested 53,600 metric tons (MT) of head-on gutted (HOG) salmon in the third-quarter of 2022, up 1,500 MT on the corresponding period of 2021, due to an increased volume from the group’s largest business segment, Farming Central Norway, as well as from its Icelandic operations.

Its farms in central Norway harvested a total of 36,000 MT of salmon in the period, 1,800 MT more than in Q3 2021.

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October 7, 2022

New national measures aimed at boosting Scotland’s seafood economy have been set out by the Scottish government in its newly published strategy for the country’s seafood sector.

The “Strategy for Seafood” outlines how the fishing and aquaculture sectors are being supported, and showcases ongoing work to monitor and manage the marine space to give consumers’ greater confidence in the sustainability of the

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October 6, 2022

Trondheim, Norway-headquartered salmon-farming companies Måsøval AS and Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) are the latest aquaculture companies to cancel planned acquisitions of additional production capacity following the Norwegian government's proposal introducing an additional 40 percent resource tax on salmon farmers.

Additionally, NRS has notified Oslo Børs that it has taken longer than expected to obtain the

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October 6, 2022

Norway exported NOK 109 billion (USD 10.3 billion, EUR 10.5 billion) worth of fisheries and aquaculture products to overseas markets in the first nine months of 2022, up 29 percent by value, or NOK 24.3 billion (USD 2.3 billion, EUR 2.3 billion) compared with the corresponding period of 2021.

Norway Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bjørnar Skjæran said the record-breaking value confirmed the seafood industry's position as the country's

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October 6, 2022

Lerøy Seafood Group (LSG) harvested 56,200 metric tons (MT) of gutted-weight farmed Atlantic salmon and trout in the third quarter of 2023, representing a year-on-year decrease of 200 MT.

According to the Bergen, Norway-headquartered aquaculture and fishing company’s latest trading update, the volume produced at the Lerøy Aurora sites in the quarter matched that of Q3 2021 at 15,700 MT. Lerøy Sjøtroll’s

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