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
March 8, 2024

The United Kingdom is one of Norway’s top markets for seafood exports, but it’s also a country that’s been gradually buying and consuming less fish, having sourced less volume of almost every species last year, according to Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) Analyst Eivind Braekkan.

Speaking at the 2024 Norway-U.K. Seafood Summit in London, England, Braekkan said the only fish import to see an increase in volume sent to the U.K.

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March 7, 2024

Norwegian fish-farming firm SalMar has announced the launch of the “Salmon Living Lab” – a new R&D initiative aimed at attaining in-depth knowledge about biological performance in aquaculture operations.

Introducing the project at the North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF) 2024 in Bergen, Norway, SalMar CEO Frode Arntsen said it will be a continuation of SalMar’s longstanding mission of ensuring the health and strength

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March 5, 2024

Norwegian land-based salmon producer Andfjord Salmon has announced plans to use spare pool capacity as part of a post-smolt production strategy for supplying ocean-based farming operations around the country.

Delivering Andfjord Salmon’s fourth-quarter 2023 results on 29 February 2024, CEO Martin Rasmussen said the new strategy has the potential to unlock significant value for the company, as well as for ocean-based farmers and other

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March 4, 2024

A larger harvest and higher average sales prices helped Frøya, Norway-headquartered salmon-farming group Måsøval achieve operating revenues of NOK 688.4 million (USD 65.4 million, EUR 60.3 million) in the fourth quarter of 2023, up from the NOK 400.3 million (USD 38 million, EUR 35.1 million) reported for the corresponding period of 2022.

For the full year 2023, Måsøval’s operating revenues exceeded NOK 2.4

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March 4, 2024

Norway has long been a leading exporter of seafood to the United Kingdom, with the Scandinavian country holding an estimated 20 percent share of the U.K. seafood import market just last year.

However, there are worrying Norway-U.K. seafood trends arising, mainly regarding declining fish consumption among Britons and subsequent dips in import volumes of Norwegian cod, salmon, and prawns.

This topic was a major discussion point at the 2024

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February 29, 2024

Due to a solid fourth quarter in 2023 and a strong financial year overall, Bergen, Norway-headquartered Lerøy Seafood Group (LSG) is making steady progress toward meeting most of its 2025 strategic targets originally set in mid-2022, according to the company's CEO, Henning Beltestad.

These objectives include an EBIT of NOK 1.25 billion (USD 118 million, EUR 109.1 million) for its downstream Value-Added Processing, Sales, and Distribution

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February 28, 2024

European fisheries body Europêche has called upon European policymakers to rework elements of the E.U.'s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), including strengthening its socioeconomic and food security sections and ensuring the European seafood industry is maintains its competitiveness internationally.

Alongside these requests, in a recent meeting with member states in preparation for the next legislative term of the European Parliament,

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February 26, 2024

Bergen, Norway-headquartered Grieg Seafood ASA experienced a difficult Q4 2023, with weak biological performance at the company’s operations in the Finnmark region of Norway particularly affecting year-end output.

In the salmon producer’s Q4 2023 report Grieg CEO Andreas Kvame confirmed that the Spironucleus salmonicida parasite, winter ulcers, and jellyfish have impacted survival rates and operational efficiency in

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February 22, 2024

Glyvrar, Faroe Islands-based Bakkafrost Group delayed harvests planned for last year in both the Faroes and Scotland until early 2024, and the company said it hopes improved biological performance elicits a solid – albeit delayed – harvest and turns around what was a disappointing end to 2023.

For FY 2023, the company’s revenues amounted to DKK 7.14 billion (USD 1 billion, EUR 957.8 million), and its operational earnings before

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