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
June 10, 2022

Scottish Sea Farms earned the U.K. Association for Renewable Energy & Clean Technology’s (REA) Sustainability Award at its annual ceremony, held on Thursday, 9 June at Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens.

The awards were launched in 2006 to recognize organizations and individuals measurable progress toward net zero.

In a category that included brewing and pub chain BrewDog; and waste, water, and energy management services

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June 9, 2022

Danish-headquartered feed company Aller Aqua Group A/S confirmed it has acquired Danforel, a leading European producer of smoked trout fillets.

The share capital purchase was concluded at the start of last month, Aller Aqua advised in a press release.

"From Aller Aqua's side, we look forward to the new close collaboration between the companies, which will give both companies better opportunities to optimize fish farming, processing, and

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June 8, 2022

Three new innovation projects expected to start this summer aim to deliver positive economic impacts and reduce the environmental footprint of aquaculture in Scotland.

The projects have received funding totaling GBP 1.1 million (USD 1.4 million, EUR 1.3 million) from Scottish aquaculture businesses, and have also secured more than GBP 350,000 (USD 437,636, EUR 410,414) from the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC).

Two

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Published on
June 8, 2022

The International Taste Institute in Brussels handed two of its Superior Taste Awards to Mediterranean fish producer Avramar at the competition’s latest spring evaluations, with the products passing through sensory evaluations by more than 200 professional chefs and sommeliers.

Avramar Sea Bass received the highest three-star score for its taste, while its Pagrus Major and Stone Bass (known as “corvina” in Iberia,

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June 6, 2022

Norway seafood exporters saw big increases in value in May, with farmed salmon experiencing one of its best months ever.

Norway’s exporters sold a total of NOK 12.4 billion (USD 1.3 billion, EUR 1.2 billion) worth of fisheries and aquaculture products to overseas markets in May. Compared with May 2021, the increase in value was 49 percent, or NOK 4.1 billion (USD 436.9 million, EUR 406.5 million), while the total export value up to and

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Published on
June 6, 2022

Ice Fish Farm AS has finalized the purchase of fellow Icelandic salmon farming company Laxar Fiskeldi …

Photo courtesy of Ice Fish

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May 31, 2022

Frøya, Norway-based salmon farmer SalMar has confirmed it has entered into a merger plan with Norway Royal Salmon ASA (NRS) that will see it acquire the company.

SalMar announced the launch of a voluntary offer for all outstanding NTS shares in February, after its share-purchase offer was accepted by the majority of NTS ASA shareholders.

However, SalMar ultimately opted for a merger rather than a share takeover, according to

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May 31, 2022

Bíldudalur, Iceland-based salmon-farming company Arnarlax has signed a share-purchase agreement for the remaining 50 percent in Eldisstöðin Ísþór, smolt facility, located in Þorlákshöfn …

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May 27, 2022

Scottish Sea Farms has achieved Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for its Summer Isles farms, a first for the salmon producer.

The company said its target is to have up to five farms and facilities ASC certified by the end of 2022.

Scottish Sea Farms’ Aquaculture Technical Lead for ASC certification Anna Price said gaining the first certification was the culmination of two years’ hard work, involving many different

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May 26, 2022

Citing headwinds in the German and European canned seafood markets in recent years, Rügen Fisch AG has outlined plans to transfer the production of its subsidiary Hawesta Feinkost Hans Westphal GmbH & Co. KG to Sassnitz.

The move will see Hawesta join the rest of the Rügen Fisch Group at the existing manufacturing site on the island of Rügen, and result in the closure of the Lübeck plant.

The Hawesta works council and the

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