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
May 26, 2022
While the United Kingdom gears up for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and a four-day extended bank holiday from 2 to 5 June, shoppers are facing the highest inflation for grocery sales prices in 13 years. During the 12 weeks to 15 May 2022, U.K. supermarket sales fell 4.4 percent, according to the latest take-home grocery figures from data insights company Kantar, although it finds that sales declined at a softer rate of 1.7… Read More
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May 26, 2022

Oslo, Norway-based salmonid farming company Cermaq reported a survival rate of 95 percent for its Atlantic salmon production, but has acknowledged that variances between its farming areas reveal a potential for further improvement 

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May 23, 2022

Lawyers at nonprofit ClientEarth have begun legal action over the fishing limits that were agreed between the E.U. and the United Kingdom for this year, calling them “unsustainable,” and insisting that they allow shared stocks to be heavily overfished ... 

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May 23, 2022

Soaring demand for fishery and aquaculture products has positioned seafood as the most globally traded animal protein, with a trade value of USD 164 billion (EUR 155.8 billion) in 2021, increasing by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 2.4 percent in the 10-year period 2011-2021, according to the latest seafood trade map and report compiled by Rabobank.

The “2021 World Seafood Map found that close to

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May 23, 2022

One-third of fish and chip shops in the United Kingdom could go bust this year as inflation, soaring energy costs, and increased food and packaging prices are contributing to make their businesses unsustainable.

London insolvency firm CompanyDebt has launched a new national campaign warning of the crisis, titled “Save The Great British Fish and Chip Shop.” The campaign is designed to raise awareness of the economic pressures

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May 20, 2022

The first panel dates for England’s relaunched Fisheries and Seafood Scheme (FaSS) have been confirmed by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), with GBP 6 million (USD 7.5 million, EUR 7.1 million) of annual funding being made available until April 2025.

Administered by MMO on behalf of the U.K. government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the grant scheme was relaunched last month to help support the

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May 20, 2022

Bíldudalur, Iceland-based salmon-farming company Arnarlax has signed a declaration of intent with officials from the Vesturbyggð municipality to build a 10,000-square meter high-tech processing facility in Patreksfjörður, in Iceland's Westfjords.=

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May 20, 2022

Reykjavik, Iceland-headquartered Iceland Seafood International hf (ISI) has reduced its profit before tax (PBT) outlook for 2022, saying in its Q1 results the soaring costs of raw materials and other input factors had a “significant impact” on its profitability in the opening quarter of 2022.

In the quarter, ISI saw its total sales climb 11 percent by value year-on-year to EUR 115.9 million (USD 122.6 million). The group broke even

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May 20, 2022

Averøy, Nordmøre, Norway-based Nordic Halibut AS produced 140 metric tons (MT) of its head-on gutted (HOG) farmed-raised Atlantic halibut in Q1 2022, an increase of 41 percent year-on-year. ...

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May 19, 2022

The U.K. government’s intention to introduce new legislation that makes swift changes to the post-Brexit rules surrounding the checking of goods at the Irish border has drawn fire from Scotland’s seafood industry, particularly the farmed salmon sector.

U.K. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss told the House of Commons on 17 May that the Northern Ireland Protocol, introduced in 2021, had caused unforeseen problems, including

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