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
April 28, 2020

Nor-Fishing 2020, the fisheries technology exhibition that was scheduled to be held in Trondheim, Norway, in August, has been canceled following the government’s decision to extend its ban on events that gather more than 500 people until the end of that month.

“It is with a heavy heart that the Nor-Fishing Foundation recognizes that the Nor-Fishing 2020 exhibition cannot be held as planned during the period 18-21 August,” the

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Published on
April 28, 2020

Strong growth in demand for prepacked seafood products in retail channels is providing a new opportunity for the processing sector in Norway and other countries, according to Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) analyst Paul Aandahl …

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April 27, 2020

Neil Auchterlonie has been named the new chair of Seafood 2040, an ongoing, long-term program aimed at helping England’s seafood industry realize its full potential. Taking up the role on 1 May, Auchterlonie replaces the program's inaugural chair, Alison Austin.

The Seafood 2040 Strategic Framework was created in 2015, following the establishment of a task force representing all sectors of the seafood sector in England. It is facilitated

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April 27, 2020

Fish-health challenges led Norway Royal Salmon to harvest just 5,400 metric tons (MT) of gutted weight salmon in the first quarter of this year, down from 8,096 MT in the opening three months of 2019 and around half of the volume produced in the same period of 2018 …

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April 24, 2020

The board of directors at Lerøy Seafood Group ASA is anticipating that the Bergen, Norway-based fish farming and fishing company’s earnings will be lower this year than previously expected due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. It is also proposing a much lower dividend payment for 2019.

A statement from the board, issued after a meeting on 23 April to approve financial statements for 2019, emphasized that “uncertainty

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April 23, 2020

AKVA Group has signed an agreement with an undisclosed salmon producer for the delivery of its patented Tubenet solution to seven locations in Norway.

The contract has a value of NOK 100 million …

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April 22, 2020

Expansion of Samherji’s land-based Arctic char farming site at Stadur near Grindavík is continuing despite the COVID-19 crisis, the Icelandic seafood company has confirmed ... 

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April 22, 2020

The U.K. fisheries minister has paid tribute to the country’s fishing, aquaculture, and seafood sectors on behalf of the government for continuing to supply much-needed food during the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

In an open letter, Victoria Prentis MP Parliamentary Undersecretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), said, “To all those who contribute to our fishing, seafood and aquaculture

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Published on
April 21, 2020

Large sea fishing vessels operating out of Scotland have been given a further GBP 3.5 million (USD 4.4 million, EUR 4 million) in coronavirus support by the Scottish government, taking the total made available to the seafood industry from new and existing state funds to GBP 22.5 million (USD 28 million, EUR 25.8 million).

According to Scotland’s Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing, the new funding benefits more than 220 Scottish vessels, and

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Published on
April 21, 2020
A new industry-backed research project which targets advancing the management of aquaculture systems by enabling fish farmers to identify and treat health concerns in advance is underway in Scotland. Led by the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), the method uses a biochemical monitoring tool similar to approaches used in human and veterinary medicine to analyze biomarkers in fish blood samples. According to the researchers, monitoring… Read More