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
February 18, 2019

European Union vessels will no longer be able to carry out electric pulse fishing in the waters of the United Kingdom after Brexit, U.K. Fisheries Minister George Eustice has announced.

Using an electric current to fish was banned by the E.U. in 1998 but since 2006 pulse beam trawling has been allowed under an E.U. derogation. At present, more than 80 Dutch vessels have permission to use this method in certain parts of the southern North Sea,

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Published on
February 15, 2019

As a retail product, fish has historically faced many challenges, but it is now ideally positioned to capitalize on some important emerging food trends and a changing retail landscape, delegates heard at the recent annual U.K.-Norwegian Seafood Summit in London.

Because of the high-price perception of seafood, as well as the inherent barriers relating to a lack of product and cooking know-how, the volume of fish sales in the U.K. grocery market

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Published on
February 14, 2019

Grieg Seafood ASA achieved operational earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of almost NOK 1.1 billion (USD 127 million, EUR 112.5 million) before fair-value adjustment of biomass last year, up from NOK 904.4 million (USD 104.4 million, EUR 92.5 million) in 2017, with larger volumes and higher prices contributing to the rise.

The Bergen, Norway-headquartered Atlantic salmon producer harvested 74,623 metric tons (MT) of fish in 2018, an

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Published on
February 13, 2019

Underpinned by changing consumer trends, new product innovation and sophisticated farming systems, salmon has risen to become one of the world’s most popular seafood products. But in order to maintain and increase its growth going forward, the fish needs to be repositioned as a leading healthy and sustainable protein and rather than rely on the current “affordable luxury” perception, a new report from Rabobank

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February 11, 2019

European Union member states are predicted to fish Northeast Atlantic stocks as much as 312,000 metric tons (MT) above the scientific advice in 2019, according to a new report published by charitable thinktank New Economics Foundation (NEF).

The latest edition of NEF’s annual “Landing the Blame” report states of the 120 total allowable catch (TAC) decisions made at the December 2018 AGRIFISH Council negotiations, 55 TACs or 46

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February 8, 2019

Even though the United Kingdom led lobbying for the introduction of the European Union-wide ban on the practice of discarding unwanted fish at sea, the country has so far failed to implement or enforce the resultant Landing Obligation, finds a new report published by the House of Lords E.U. Energy and Environment Sub-Committee.

The Landing Obligation was designed to put an end to an estimated 1.7 million metric tons (MT) of fish annually being

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Published on
February 7, 2019

European Parliament and the European Council have reached an agreement on the European Commission’s proposal establishing a multi-annual plan for fish stocks in the western Mediterranean Sea. Once formally adopted, this will be the first multi-annual plan at European Union level in the Mediterranean Sea.

It’s hoped the agreement, which mainly covers areas concerning France, Italy, and Spain – encompassing almost 10,900 vessels

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February 5, 2019

The Faroe Islands and the United Kingdom have signed a free trade agreement (FTA) to ensure that trade between the countries continues after Britain’s departure from the European Union.   

Faroese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Poul Michelsen will present the agreement to Faroese Parliament for approval. The aim is to ensure that it is formally ready to be implemented as soon as the United Kingdom leaves the E.U., and also

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Published on
January 31, 2019

While whitefish products are well-placed to capitalize on the public’s growing dietary shift away from red meat in the United Kingdom, the entire value chain needs to do all it can to overcome what has become a relatively static consumption pattern and to cement the products’ position as an important source of protein in the market, according to Stuart Caborn, chief procurement officer at Young’s Seafood Ltd.

Per person, the

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Published on
January 29, 2019

Tuna longlining’s sustainability credentials can take a big step forward through the two supply chain-supported improvement projects announced this month for albacore fisheries in the Indian Ocean and Western and Central Pacific Ocean, according to NGO project leader Ocean Outcomes (O2).

The Indian Ocean albacore and South Pacific albacore and yellowfin fisheries supply Bumble Bee with around 50,000 metric tons (MT) of tuna, which the

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