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 11, 2018

Despite having had five years to implement measures in the latest version of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), European Union member states are still lagging behind and likely to miss important 2020 deadlines on biodiversity conservation and sustainable fisheries management, a new report from WWF claims.

The NGO said that member state efforts to implement the CFP are “deeply unsatisfactory” and national ocean strategies have so far

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Published on
December 11, 2018
Scottish salmon

Scotland Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing has written to the U.K. government raising serious concerns about the current Brexit Withdrawal Agreement’s failure to ensure tariff-free access to European markets for Scotland’s seafood exports.

Ewing warned Environment Secretary Michael Gove that non-tariff barriers like customs delays at ports could be catastrophic for an industry that relies on frictionless passage across borders,

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Published on
December 7, 2018

Higher whitefish catching quotas, aligned with more sophisticated equipment that improve yield and portion control, are enticing more European seafood suppliers to now use processors within the 28 countries belonging to the Euroepan Union, rather than in distant locations, according to the new “Finfish Study 2018,” compiled by AIPCE-CEP.

The Brussels-based E.U. fish processors and traders association believes this shift away from the

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Published on
December 6, 2018

Funding totaling GBP 5.1 million (USD 6.5 million, EUR 5.7 million) has been granted by the government-funded U.K. Research and Innovation (UKRI) public body to 12 research projects aimed at addressing key challenges facing U.K. aquaculture. 

Among the recipients are a project that uses algae to create vaccines designed to keep fish free from disease.

Other projects include studying genetics and breeding patterns, looking at how shellfish

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Published on
December 5, 2018

Companies in the United Kingdom that export fish or other products of animal origin (POAO) to the E.U. have been asked to provide certain information to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) by Wednesday, 12 December to ensure that these exports can continue in the event of a “no deal” E.U. exit.

In a letter to U.K.-approved food business operators, the FSA said that in the event of a no deal Brexit – which it believes is unlikely

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Published on
December 4, 2018
Dr. Anaëlle Lemasson

The nutritional qualities of shellfish could be significantly reduced by future ocean acidification and warming, a new study suggests.

With previous research finding that climate change could threaten future production, safety and quality by negatively impacting the fitness of marine species, scientists from the University of Plymouth, United Kingdom, have demonstrated the potential for negative nutritional effects within economically and

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Published on
December 3, 2018

Negotiations between the EU, Norway, and Faroes in Bergen, Norway, concluded with the signing of a tripartite agreement that sets the 2019 total allowable catch (TAC) of Northeast Atlantic mackerel at 653,438 metric tons (MT), which is 20 percent lower than this year’s TAC. 

They also agreed to extend the Three Parties Agreement for a further two years.

In a statement, the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) said that it

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Published on
December 3, 2018

A share of the latest round of European Maritime and Fisheries Funding (EMFF) awards has been granted to 29 fishery and aquaculture projects across Scotland, totaling GBP 4.8 million (USD 6.1 million, EUR 5.4 million).

“This seventh round of EMFF grants will provide a vital financial ‘leg-up’ to projects from the Shetland Islands to Dumfries and Galloway – with the nearly GBP 5 million invested helping to support the

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Published on
November 28, 2018

Norwegian aquaculture technology provider AKVA Group ASA has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Aquatec Solutions A/S has signed contracts for delivery of land-based equipment to Ænes Inkubator AS.

The deal has a total value of EUR 15.6 million (USD 17.6 million) and deliveries will take place between the first quarters of 2019 and 2021.

Ænes is constructing a new smolt facility in Ænes, Norway. Construction is set to

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Published on
November 26, 2018

The Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources has appointed Anna Willock to the role of Acting CEO of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, commencing 24 November 2018. 

The move follows the departure of Dr. James Findlay, who has taken up the role of Director at Parks Australia.

Willock has more than 20 years’ experience in marine fisheries management in Australia, through the Pacific region and internationally. She first

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