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 13, 2020

Large numbers of sharks and rays, including some critically endangered species, are being illegally caught on a regular basis in the Mediterranean Sea, according to evidence obtained by the WWF, with the NGO saying that these activities are proof of E.U. member states’ failure to enforce and comply with fisheries legislation for the sustainable management of the sea …

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Published on
July 10, 2020

Tech entrepreneurs Chris van der Kuyl and Paddy Burns have invested in Dundee, Scotland-headquartered aquaculture technology company Ace Aquatec. The tech duo run the game development group 4J Studios, best known for developing the Minecraft Console edition …

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Published on
July 10, 2020

Following four years of strong sales growth, Gael Force Group has started a new five-year strategy and appointed two staff members to its board of directors …

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Published on
July 10, 2020

Grieg Seafood has excluded Cargill Aqua Nutrition from will be excluded from receiving and proceeds from its Green Projects initiatives, including its first Green Bond issue, until its parent company significantly reduces the environment harm of its operations.

In its “Green Bond Framework,” published last month, the Bergen, Norway-headquartered salmon farming group stressed its decision to exclude Cargill Aqua

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Published on
July 9, 2020

Ocean Farming AS, a subsidiary of Norwegian salmon producer SalMar ASA, has been granted permission to convert its eight development licenses into ordinary fish production licenses, SalMar CEO Gustav Witzøe has confirmed.

The Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries informed the company of its decision in a letter dated 7 July, 2020. The eight licenses granted to SalMar in February 2016 for the realization of its offshore fish farming facility

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Published on
July 8, 2020

Bergen, Norway-headquartered fish farming and fishing company Lerøy Seafood Group harvested more salmon and trout, and caught more whitefish, in the second quarter of 2020.

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Published on
July 7, 2020

Johan Kvalheim has resigned as Managing Director of the North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF) and will take up the position of director of Japan and South Korea with the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) …

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Published on
July 7, 2020

Norway’s seafood exporters achieved a record NOK 52.9 billion (USD 5.6 billion, EUR 5 billion) in overseas sales in the first half of this year, an increase of NOK 1.8 billion (USD 191.3 million, EUR 169.4 million) or 3.5 percent compared with the corresponding period of 2019.

“Despite a very challenging spring with the corona[virus] crisis, we have still seen growth in seafood exports in the first half of the year. Salmon, trout,

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Published on
July 6, 2020

The United Kingdom’s long-awaited new Fisheries Bill, which creates the powers for the country to operate as an independent coastal state and manage its fish stocks outside European Union rules, has been introduced to the House of Commons for its first reading.

Having passed its third reading in the House of Lords, the new legislation has gone to the Commons for further scrutiny.

As it stands, the bill seeks to end the automatic rights for

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Published on
July 6, 2020

A suspected outbreak of the viral disease infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) at three Atlantic salmon farms owned by Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) has put more than two million fish at risk

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