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
April 17, 2019

A public consultation on a preliminary list of products from the United States on which the European Union may take countermeasures, in the context of the ongoing Boeing dispute at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), has been published by the European Commission (EC). 

The proposed tariffs are in response to the long-running dispute over subsidies paid by the United States to airplane-maker Boeing and by Europe to Airbus.

A range of U.S.

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April 17, 2019

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has announced new freshwater projects that will see the company invest approximately GBP 10 million (USD 13.1 million, EUR 11.6 million) in its operational infrastructure and the rural economy.

A new facility in the Applecross estate in Wester Ross called “Applecross Kishorn” is due to be completed in 2020 and will create a center of excellence in freshwater production. The company has also acquired

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April 15, 2019

Bergen, Norway-headquartered salmon producer Mowi achieved operational earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of approximately EUR 194 million (USD 219.6 million) in the first quarter of this year, representing an increase of EUR 36 million (USD 40.7 million) compared to the corresponding period of 2018.

According to the company’s latest trading update, the operational EBIT of its salmon of Norwegian origin in the last quarter was EUR

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April 15, 2019

Forty percent of consumers are aware of the issue of microplastics in fish, according to a new survey conducted by land-based salmon farming company Pure Salmon. The recently-launched company’s analysis also found that 36.5 percent had knowledge of antibiotic use in sea-farmed fish.

The results are part of a survey of 2,000 consumers in the United Kingdom and United States. Consumers in each country were asked their opinions on issues

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April 15, 2019

The United Kingdom's seafood trade body, Seafish, has appointed a new regional manager and changed the roles of two of its existing team members.

Lynn Gilmore moves from the role of regional manager in Northern Ireland into the position of head of international trade and regions. Gilmore has worked at Seafish for nine years.

Gavin Hatton joins the team as regional manager for the Humber and northeast England. He takes over from Julie Snowden,

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Published on
April 11, 2019

“Ask for Aussie seafood” is the consumer message coming from trade body Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) ahead of the Easter holidays.

After Christmas, Easter is the second-highest consumption period for seafood in Australia and a very busy time for fishmongers. Good Friday in particular is one of the busiest days on the calendar for seafood purchasing, with popular choices this year expected to include barramundi, snapper, and

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April 11, 2019

Frøya, Norway-headquartered salmon farmer SalMar ASA has received acceptances for the acquisition of 2,343,511 shares in Arnarlax AS. These latest acceptances represent approximately 8.8 percent of the shares in the Icelandic salmon producer. 

With SalMar already owning 14,432,281 shares in Arnarlax after it upped its stake in February, it will hold a total of 16,775,792 shares, representing approximately 63.03 percent of the

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April 10, 2019

Sustainable whaling and sealing are fully in line with United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 14 – to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development,” according to Faroese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Poul Michelsen.

Michelsen spoke at the opening of the 27th annual meeting of the North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission (NAMMCO), which took place 3 to 4

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April 9, 2019

The government of the United Kingdom is being urged to ensure that time-critical export products like seafood can still reach mainland Europe in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Scotland Transport Secretary Michael Matheson has written to the U.K. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to demand that critical exports are given priority access to the additional ferry capacity secured by the U.K. government when it is not being used to transport

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April 8, 2019

Akshay Borges, chef at The String restaurant in Shetland, has been named the inaugural winner of the #PrideofPlate seafood competition. 

The new contest, which was devised by trade body Seafood Scotland and run via Seafood from Scotland’s Instagram account, asked professional chefs to share a seafood dish of their own creation. The campaign is part of Seafood Scotland’s ongoing work to increase the use of Scottish seafood on

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