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
December 15, 2017

Nine African and Asian crew members working on a pair of U.K. scallop trawlers were taken to a place of safety by police earlier this month as suspected victims of modern slavery.

The men – from Ghana, India and Sri Lanka – were identified when one of the vessels came into Portsmouth harbor with a crew member that had suffered a head injury, The Guardian reported.

Five non-European Economic Area (EEA) nationals were said to have been … Read More

Published on
December 15, 2017
UK fishing boats

Fishermen in the United Kingdom and Ireland have been boosted by the agreement on increased quotas for key stocks at this year’s E.U. Fisheries Council in Brussels, held on 11 and 12 December.

For the U.K. fleet, total fishing opportunities worth more than GBP 750 million (USD 1 billion, EUR 853 million) were agreed at this year’s negotiations, including increased quotas for:

North Sea: Cod +10 percent, haddock +23 percent and … Read More

Published on
December 13, 2017
EU vessels

EU fisheries ministers have reached an agreement on the 2018 fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea following negotiations at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, held on 11 and 12 December. The agreement brings 53 catch limits or total allowable catches (TACs) to maximum sustainable yield (MSY) levels in 2018, nine more than in 2017. 

“We are now more than half-way to the 2020 deadline to ensure that all stocks are fish… Read More

Published on
December 11, 2017
Imelda Staunton, Fishlove

With EU fisheries ministers gathering in Brussels to take part in the 2018 fishing quota negotiations, another group of U.K. actors and celebrities have joined the Fishlove campaign that is calling for an end to overfishing by appearing naked with fish from European seas.

Posing with a blonde ray, which Fishlove cites as an example of a species that is caught and discarded as by-catch, Oscar nominee and Harry Potter star, Imelda Staunton, said, &… Read More

Published on
December 8, 2017
sea cucumber

Australia and Vietnam are to embark on an in-country public information campaign to educate Vietnamese fishers about the consequences of illegally fishing in Australian waters and the Pacific.

The campaign is being run by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), in partnership with the Vietnamese Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

Australia’s Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Rusto… Read More

Published on
December 8, 2017

European fisheries ministers need to fulfill the E.U. Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) obligation to follow scientific advice when negotiations to set 2018 fishing limits get underway next week if stocks are to be rebuilt to required levels, The Pew Charitable Trusts has insisted.

The December Fisheries Council will convene on 11 and 12 December in Brussels, Belgium, at which political agreements will be reached on the 2018 catch limits for the main… Read More

Published on
November 30, 2017
Birds Eye

European frozen food business Nomad Foods – the parent company of brands Birds Eye, Iglo, and Findus – reported revenues of EUR 459 million (USD 543.3 million) for the third quarter of this year, representing an increase of 4.4 percent year-on-year. Its profit after tax for the three-month period increased two percent to EUR 42 million (USD 49.7 million), reflecting interest rate savings and lower depreciation and amortization.

Q3 201… Read More

Published on
November 29, 2017

All the branded and own-label canned tuna sold in Waitrose stores is now either Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified or pole-and-line caught, making it the first U.K. supermarket chain to adopt such a sourcing policy.

Waitrose said the achievement was the result of work with branded tuna suppliers over the last year to improve their sustainability credentials. All of its own-label canned tuna has been pole-and-line caught since 2009 and MSC… Read More

Published on
November 28, 2017

German fish-farming company KM Seafood has obtained Friend of the Sea certification for its Nile tilapia, European perch, pike, and striped perch.

Founded in 2015, KN Seafood is a joint-venture between the Micarna Group and Kirschauer Aquakulturen. Micarna is part of Migros, Switzerland’s largest retailer, while Kirschauer Aquakulturen is based in the eastern German city of Schirgiswalde-Kirschau, and produces tilapia, vannamei shrimp,… Read More

Published on
November 27, 2017
SSC Hebridean salmon

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) harvested 6,791 metric tons (MT) of farmed salmon in the third quarter of this year, up from 5,486 MT in Q3 2016, achieving a record revenue for the three-month period of GBP 39 million (USD 51.7 million, EUR 43.9 million), an increase of GBP 13.8 million (USD 18.3 million, EUR 15.5 million) year-on-year. 

The Edinburgh, Scotland-headquartered company confirmed that the increased revenue was driven by higher… Read More