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
October 11, 2019

Icelandic fisheries company Brim was the recipient of this year’s Environmental Company of the Year award, given at the country’s Environmental Awards, an annual ceremony marking Icelandic Industry's Environmental Day.

The accolade, presented by the President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, was in recognition of Brim’s efforts to address environmental issues, including its work to map its impact and

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Published on
October 10, 2019

The Faroe Islands’ first biogas plant, being constructed by salmon farmer Bakkafrost, is due to commence operations early next year.

Named FÖRKA P/F, which means “to move” or “to change” in Faroese, the new 12,000-square-meter plant represents Bakkafrost’s largest investment into impactful circular solutions to date. It will use waste products from its operations and other fish farms, as well as manure

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October 8, 2019

Faroe Islands-headquartered salmon producer Bakkafrost is moving ahead with its recently announced acquisition of The Scottish Salmon Company.

The company has completed the acquisition of 133,125,109 shares in The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) from majority shareholder Northern Link Ltd. for more than NOK 3.76 billion (USD 411.1 million, EUR 374 million), or NOK 28.25 (USD 3.09, EUR 2.81) per share.

Following this purchase from the Scottish

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Published on
October 7, 2019

Soaring global demand for farmed Atlantic salmon has put many of the sector’s producers in a very strong financial position in recent years, but greater gains are there for the taking if they can overcome biological production barriers, according to an aquaculture analyst.

Christian Nordby, equity research analyst at Kepler Cheuvreux, informed the recent Aquaculture Innovation Europe conference in London that the salmon market continues to

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October 3, 2019

The owners of fishing companies Vísir hf. and Thorbjörn hf. have started negotiations on transferring their companies' assets to a new amalgamated fisheries company. 

Both located in the Icelandic fishing town of Grindavík, Vísir and Thorbjörn (which trades as Thorfish) are established fisheries companies of similar size, and have worked together quite considerably in the past. These collaborations include

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October 2, 2019

Bosnia and Herzegovina fish farm Tropic Ribarstvo and its invention – a peracetic acid dispenser for rainbow trout farms – has won Alltech Coppens’ inaugural Inventor program.

The new solution offers farmers a safe, measured way to effectively make medical applications while also minimizing fish stress.

Tropic Ribarstvo received its prize, comprising EUR 2,000 (USD 2,183) worth of Alltech Coppens feed and the support of its

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October 1, 2019

Grimsby, United Kingdom-headquartered family-owned company JCS Fish has added a smoked fish range, called “Signature,” to its BigFish retail brand offering.

Comprised of the three products – including Oak Smoked Salmon, Oak Smoked Organic Salmon, and Oak Smoked Sea Trout – the new line uses whole sides of fish that are cured by hand with natural salt. The offerings are slowly smoked in a traditional kiln, using oak and

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Published on
September 30, 2019

The total volume of Atlantic salmon produced by Scottish fish farmers fell by 17.8 percent or 33,682 metric tons (MT) last year to 156,025 MT, new figures published by the Scottish government confirm.

According to the Scottish Fish Farm Production Survey 2018, compiled by Marine Scotland Science, the country also saw its rainbow trout harvest fall by 16 percent to 6,413 MT and its brown trout/sea trout production decrease by more than two-thirds

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September 26, 2019

The ability to produce more farmed seafood that’s rich in health-boosting nutrients without putting any additional burden on the ocean could soon become a persuasive new story for the retail and foodservice sectors and their respective customers, according to Veramaris Global Business Development Director Ian Carr.

Having developed an algal oil with high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid

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September 25, 2019

The economic development team from French port Boulogne sur Mer has traveled to meet with representatives from Scotland’s seafood sector as efforts continue to try and establish a frictionless transport route for products into Europe following Brexit.

Also on the trip were logistic specialists and seafood buyers. This was the third in a series of such visits.

Led by industry body Seafood Scotland, the five-strong delegation from Select

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