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
September 30, 2022

SalMar has confirmed that its chief financial officer, Gunnar Nielsen, has notified the company that he has resigned from his position. Nielsen has only been with SalMar since April 2022.

In a statement, SalMar said that it “has with regret accepted Nielsen’s decision” and will promptly start the process of recruiting his replacement.

Nielsen held the position of CFO at Faroe Islands-headquartered Bakkafrost between 2014 and

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September 30, 2022

Malakoff, France-based start-up Ozers confirmed opening a funding round to raise an additional EUR 300,000 (USD 298,000), having previously raised EUR 850,000 (USD 843,000).

The current product line consists of plant-based sports supplements marketed towards athletes, with its use of microalgae as ingredients seen as setting its range apart from similar offerings ... 

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Published on
September 29, 2022

Bottom-trawling – regarded as one of the most-destructive fishing methods – could be largely replaced in European Union fisheries by far less-aggressive, readily-available fishing gears, according to a new report published by ocean protection organizations Seas at Risk and Oceana.

The report, “Exploring Alternatives to Europe’s Bottom Trawl Fishing Gears,” found that bottom trawling is the main fishing method used

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September 29, 2022

Seltjarnarnes Iceland-based salmon-farming company Ice Fish Farm AS (IFF) has reported an increased Q2 operating income of NOK 87 million (USD 8.3 million, EUR 8.5 million) for the three months ending 30 June, 2022, compared with NOK 69 million (USD 6.6 million, EUR 6.7 million) in Q2 2021.

Ice Fish Farm’s concentration on selling on the spot market allowed it to achieve a good price for relatively small-size fish, IFF said in a

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Published on
September 28, 2022

The government of Norway has proposed a new resource rent tax on aquaculture, with effect from 1 January, 2023, which will affect producers of salmon, trout, and rainbow trout.

The tax is expected to generate proceeds of between NOK 3.65 billion and NOK 3.8 billion (USD 347 million and USD 361.2 million, EUR 355.6 million and EUR 370.2 million) annually. According to the plan, which would need to be approved by parliament, half of the revenues

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Published on
September 27, 2022

Scottish salmon farmers have saved a historic dam in order to maintain a wild salmon run.

Fincastle Dam, located in West Harris, on the Western Isles of Scotland, is a Victorian-era structure built in the 1890s. The dam forms nearly the entire western bake of Loch Fincastle, and forms an integral part of the landscape and helps support wild salmon spawning grounds in the Laxdale River.

Roughly a year ago, the dam sprung a leak and was on the

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September 26, 2022

Mowi Scotland has appealed a recent refusal of its proposal to expand its Loch Hourn farm in Scotland, citing a lack of fact-based reasons to refuse the expansion.

Mowi’s proposal called for an increase in the production capacity of the farm from a limitation of 2,500 metric tons (MT) of production to 2,750 MT – a 10 percent increase in salmon production that the company would farm in fewer, larger pens.

The Loch Hourn salmon

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September 23, 2022

Nesle, France-based insect meal producer Innovafeed has raised USD 250 million (EUR 256.1 million) in Series D funding with the round led by Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), existing investors Creadev and Temasek, and new investors ADM and Cargill – both of whom have strategic partnerships with Innovafeed – as well as Future French Champions, ABC Impact, IDIA Capital Investissement, and Grow Forward.

This latest round of

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Published on
September 23, 2022

Having recently secured Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) accreditation for its operations on the west coast of Scotland, Scottish Sea Farms has now secured the first certification for a salmon farm in Orkney.

The Lober Rock site, at the southeast corner of Scapa Flow, underwent a series of audits to meet the criteria for ASC certification. The farm, which became operational three years ago, has had a very strong start, with 91 percent

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September 22, 2022

A fourth round of funding from the GBP 100 million (USD 113.4 million, EUR 114.2 million) UK Seafood Innovation Fund (SIF) has opened, with the government project providing GBP 3 million (USD 3.4 million, EUR 3.4 million) of funding for new solutions that help address challenges across the sector. 

The new funds take the total funding made available under the scheme to-date to GBP 19 million (USD 21.5 million, EUR 21.7 million), with

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