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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February 19, 2024

The decision taken by U.K. and Scottish governments to stop sandeel fishing in their waters will have major implications for the fishing and processing sectors in Denmark and the European Union, according to Marine Ingredients Denmark.

The move also contravenes the cooperation agreement signed by the E.U. and the U.K. in December 2020, and the decision lacks scientific backing, the fishmeal and fish oil producers’ organization has

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February 19, 2024

Aquaculture technology provider AKVA Group posted increased revenues and profitability in the fourth quarter of 2023 but stated that the introduction of Norway’s new resource rent tax on salmon farming has negatively impacted both its land- and sea-based business segments.

Delivering AKVA’s Q4 2023 results on 16 February 2024, CEO Knut Nesse said the company’s activities in 2023 remained relatively the same as the previous

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February 16, 2024

The fourth quarter of 2023 closed out a solid year’s performance for Frøya, Norway-headquartered SalMar, but the period also ended with several of the salmon producer’s facilities in central and northern Norway suffering from string jellyfish attacks.

With the attacks continuing to cause serious impacts to fish welfare into the new year, the company has culled substantial volumes at multiple locations and harvested much of its

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February 15, 2024

Post-Brexit export regulations implemented by the E.U. and domestic red tape have rattled the U.K. shellfish industry, which is scrambling for solutions to lock down a reliable export market, according to the Shellfish Association of Great Britain (SAGB).

U.K. shellfish exporters have been hit hard by an E.U. policy to only allow entry to imported bivalves – such as mussels, oysters, cockles, clams, and scallops –  produced

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February 15, 2024

Mowi Scotland faced significant biological challenges in Q4 2023, impacting the company’s financial performance.

In response, the company is aiming to implement new measures that directly address these ongoing environmental problems, according to the company’s CEO Ivan Vindheim.

Delivering Bergen, Norway-headquartered Mowi ASA’s fourth-quarter 2024 results in Oslo on 14 February, Vindheim confirmed Mowi Scotland’s

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February 14, 2024

The calendar turning to 2024 marks 60 years in the salmon-farming business for Bergen, Norway-headquartered Mowi, which recently posted its best financial results to date.

Delivering its Q4 and full-year 2024 results in Oslo, Norway, on 14 February, Mowi CEO Ivan Vindheim said that though the company is celebrating a milestone anniversary, it has “more up its sleeve” and expects to see even stronger performance in the near future as

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February 9, 2024

Supporters of the U.K.’s departure from the E.U. four years ago promised the dawn of a golden era for the fishing and seafood industry. Those operating in the sector hoped the move would offer more control over volumes caught and the people catching in U.K. waters, subsequently presenting more opportunities for growth, particularly in coastal communities.

For those attempting to navigate the unique challenges Brexit has wrought on the

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February 8, 2024

U.K. policymakers and conservation groups have largely hailed a decision taken by the U.K. government to stop sandeel fishing in English North Sea waters, which will go into force from 1 April onward, as a much-needed boost for marine life.

Alongside the closure of sandeel fisheries, the government’s new plans – delivered around one year on from the launch of the U.K. Environmental Improvement Plan – will include further

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February 7, 2024

Frøya, Norway-headquartered Måsøval and Norwegian authorities have both appealed a case that saw the company receive NOK 12.8 million (USD 1.2 million, EUR 1.1 million) in compensation for the misdiagnosis of PD SAV3 at one of its salmon-farming facilities in 2019. 

Måsøval announced the lawsuit against the state on 3 May 2023, seeking NOK 29.8 million (USD 2.8 million, EUR 2.6 million) in compensation for

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January 31, 2024

Global seafood demand per capita will continue to grow through 2050, with production growing exponentially to meet that demand, according to the “Seafood Forecast” compiled by Norwegian risk management and assurance firm Det Norske Veritas (DNV).

The firm’s latest report analyzes the interactions between seafood value chains and other food systems, between food security and growing supply-demand imbalances across different

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