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.

Published on
November 30, 2020

Increased demand for seafood and slowing growth of fisheries and aquaculture production will see prices increase by almost a quarter over the next 10 years, projects the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Its report “The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2020,” (or SOFIA 2020), expects total fish production to rise from its current level of 179 million metric tons (MT) to around 204 million MT in

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Published on
November 30, 2020

Fish and shellfish farmers in England could achieve a tenfold increase in production in the next 20 years, equating to a total volume of 90,000 metric tons (MT) …

Photo courtesy of Seafood 2040

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Published on
November 30, 2020

Trade body Seafood Scotland has appointed industry veteran Kevin McDonell as its new chair. McDonell takes over for John Anderson, who has stepped down from the position due to other commitments. 

As well as building on existing work to promote the sector’s domestic and international business development, McDonell will be responsible for supporting the organization as it helps steer the industry through the Brexit transition, as well

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Published on
November 25, 2020

An expected one- to two-million-metric-ton (MT) rise in the global consumption of Atlantic salmon will underpin AKVA Group ASA’s business growth, maintains the aquaculture services and equipment provider …

Photo courtesy of Tatiana

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Published on
November 24, 2020

The United Kingdom’s Fisheries Bill has received Royal Assent after 10 months in Parliament, thereby making it the Fisheries Act, the country’s government has confirmed.

Announcing that the Fisheries Act 2020 had passed into law – representing the United Kingdom’s first major domestic fisheries legislation in nearly 40 years – the government said it would now have control over who fishes in its waters through a new

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November 24, 2020

NTS ASA, the parent company of Midt-Norsk Havbruk AS (MNH), has entered into agreements to purchase shares in Norway Royal Salmon ASA (NRS) and Havbruksinvest AS …

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November 23, 2020

Having secured EUR 2.5 million (USD 3 million) from EU Horizon 2020 – European Innovation Council (EIC) accelerator funding – young U.K.-based carbon recycling biotechnology company Deep Branch is scaling up the development of new proteins for the aqua- and agri-feed sectors, produced from carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from industrial emissions.

Deep Branch’s new “Proton” single-cell protein is created through a

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Published on
November 19, 2020

Oceanpath, the Irish subsidiary of Iceland Seafood International (ISI), has completed the acquisition of smoked salmon producer Carr & Sons Seafood Limited Ltd. from Mondi Group AB. As part of the same move, it has purchased Mondi Properties Ltd., which owns the firm’s production facilities.

Confirming the EUR 6.5 million (USD 7.7 million) deal, ISI said in a statement that Carr & Sons further enhances and strengthens its position

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Published on
November 19, 2020

Aquaculture services and equipment provider AKVA Group ASA has signed an engineering and design contract for a new land-based grow-out facility with Swedish company Premium Svensk Lax (PSL)

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November 18, 2020

Despite many fishing quotas being significantly increased to facilitate the implementation of the E.U.’s Landing Obligation (LO), also known as the “discard ban,” there has been no decrease in the volume of fish being discarded and no enforcement of the rules, which in turn is providing a platform for overfishing throughout the region and undermining science-based fisheries management decisions, according to a new

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