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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June 27, 2022

Peterhead, Scotland-based company Thistle Seafoods has stepped forward to buy Dawnfresh Seafoods processing plant in Uddingston, saving 40 jobs …

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June 27, 2022

The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new long-term program intended to serve as a blueprint for making fisheries in the Mediterranean Sea more sustainable. 

Called “MedSea4Fish,” the new initiative aims to equip and skill over 20 GFCM countries and spur actions at national, subregional and regional levels so that the GFCM

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June 22, 2022

Netherlands-based seafood companies Cornelis Vrolijk and Krijn Verwijs have formed a new joint partnership, through which the companies plan to create economies of scale to achieve market growth targets.

The two family-owned businesses, both founded in 1880, signed a letter of intent, with Ijmuiden-based fishing firm Cornelis Vrolijk taking a participating interest in the seafood and shellfish activities of Yerske-headquartered Krijn Verwijs.

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June 22, 2022

Investment holding company Groupe Bruxelles Lambert SA (GBL), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Owen Capital Sàrl, has sold roughly 18.1 million of its ordinary shares in Bergen, Norway-headquartered salmon-farming company Mowi ASA …

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Published on
June 21, 2022

Iceland’s Marine and Freshwater Research Institute (MFRI) has released scientific advice for the 2022 to 2023 fishing opportunities for 28 fish stocks in Icelandic waters, and its recommendations include a 6 percent reduction in the country's cod quota.

MFRI has advised a cod total allowable catch (TAC) of 208 ,846 metric tons (MT) for the new fishing year, down from the current 222, 373 MT, with the institute saying its recommendation

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Published on
June 21, 2022

Private equity firm Bluefront Equity has taken a majority stake in Proff Kulde AS – a supplier of refrigerant and heating solutions for the seafood industry …

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June 17, 2022

Bergen, Norway-headquartered Mowi ASA has been recognized by international farm animal welfare charity Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) for its leadership in the aquaculture sector, including being the first producer to make global welfare commitments on the rearing and slaughter of Atlantic salmon.  

For this, it received a special recognition award at a ceremony in London, U.K., on 15 June, 2022.

Mowi produces approximately 465,000

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June 17, 2022

Iceland’s fishing fleet caught some 563,609 metric tons (MT) of wild-capture fish and shellfish in Q1 2022, generating a first-sales value of ISK 55.8 billion (USD 434.2 million, EUR 404.9 million). These year-start totals represent increases of 136 percent and 28 percent compared with Q1 2021 ... 

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June 16, 2022

Billund, Denmark-based Billund Aquaculture and Wunstorf, Germany-based Aquapurna have joined forces with the aim of using an automated, tech-driven production model to farm shrimp in more sustainable and animal-friendly way ... 

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June 16, 2022

Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), the new private equity owner of Wm Morrison Supermarkets, is working on plans to sell off the grocery chain’s portfolio of food-manufacturing plants and warehouses, according to The Sunday Times.

The newspaper reported that U.S.-headquartered CD&R is marketing the assets in a proposed sale and leaseback transaction designed to drive up returns from its GBP 7 billion (USD 8.8 billion, EUR 8.2

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