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
July 27, 2021

New funding totaling GBP 1.8 million (USD 2.5 million, EUR 2.1 million) has been allocated by Scottish government to help the nation’s seafood businesses recover from the severe economic impacts of Brexit and the COVID-19.

Managed by trade marketing body Seafood Scotland, the funds are intended to help businesses access new markets within the U.K. and abroad. It will lead campaigns in Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East, and

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Published on
July 27, 2021

Supermarket chain Aldi has launched a 30-centimeter sushi-roll product into the U.K. market to mark the start of the Tokyo Olympics.

Available in all stores beginning on 22 July, Aldi’s Japanese-inspired Footlong Sushi is priced at GBP 2.49 (USD 3.42, EUR 2.91). Designed for sharing, each roll comprises two different flavors: One half contains smoked salmon that has been rolled in mixed sesame seeds,

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Published on
July 26, 2021

Many workers within food and drink supply chains in the United Kingdom will soon be exempt from the self-isolation rules that follow being “pinged” by the NHS COVID-19 app.

Last week, more than 600,000 residents in England and Wales were notified by the app that they were required to self-quarantine after possible exposure to COVID-19. As a result, some companies reported as much as 20 percent of their staff were absent because

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Published on
July 26, 2021

Norwegian cod farming company Statt Torsk AS lost some 48,000 fish in a sudden mortality event at one of its facilities, with the cause of the losses yet to be ascertained …

Photo courtesy of Statt Torsk

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Published on
July 22, 2021

Mowi Scotland has addressed the latest allegations made by anti-salmon farming campaign groups that claim the producer’s salmon and cleaner fish are subject to welfare abuse.

Undercover video and photo footage posted on Scottish Salmon Watch’s website and social media sites claim to show dead farmed salmon and cleaner fish floating on the surface of cages, as well as lice-infested salmon swimming in a shoal of wild fish inside a

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Published on
July 22, 2021

The board of directors at Norway Royal Salmon ASA (NRS) has recommended that shareholders in the fish farming company reject the mandatory offer made by Norwegian aquaculture group NTS ASA to buy all outstanding shares in NRS …

Photo courtesy of Norway Royal

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Published on
July 21, 2021

Cooke Aquaculture Scotland has recruited David Cashman to be its new finance director, the Scottish salmon farming company has confirmed, saying that the appointment will help it to continue performing strongly and contribute to the post-pandemic recovery …

Image courtesy of Cooke Aquaculture

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Published on
July 20, 2021

The supply and demand of seafood in the U.K, market was significantly challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, according to provisional data from the value chain published by trade body Seafish.

According to the new analysis, last year’s supply of seafood for human consumption in the United Kingdom was valued at GBP 4.8 billion (USD 6.6 billion, EUR 5.6 billion), which was 11 percent less than in 2019, with decreases seen from all

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Published on
July 20, 2021

Having gained approval for its listing from Oslo Børs, the Norwegian land-based salmon farmer Salmon Evolution AS ceased trading shares on Euronext Growth on 8 July and began trading on the main board of the Oslo Stock Exchange the following day …

Photo courtesy of Salmon

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July 19, 2021

Forty-three percent of E.U. fishers earned below the national minimum wage in 2018, and for the 56 percent of crews manning vessels under 12 meters in length, as many as 70 percent earned less than the minimum wage, according to a new WWF report.

Written by MarFishEco Fisheries Consultants Ltd., the NGO’s study, “Socio-economic impacts of the EU Common Fisheries Policy,” finds that there is a high variability in socio-economic

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