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
July 26, 2022

Nonprofit WorldFish and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) have signed an agreement to develop low-cost and highly nutritious aquaculture feeds based on novel ingredients that will be used and tested by thousands of smallholder fish farms in Kenya, Nigeria, and Zambia.

The project, known as “Development and Scaling of Sustainable Feeds for Resilient Aquatic Food Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa (FASA),” will run

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July 22, 2022

The U.K.’s Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has called on the state to prioritize the wild-catch sector when allocating money from the next round of its seafood fund.

The committee has recommended the size of the fund should be increased by 50 percent to GBP 150 million (USD 179.3 million, EUR 176.4 million) because of the strong level of interest in the first round of infrastructure funding from ports, fish farms, and

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Published on
July 20, 2022

Icelandic processing equipment firm Marel has made a “difficult decision” to reduce its global workforce by 5 percent to improve operational performance.

Despite preliminary and unaudited financial results for the second-quarter 2022 showing a new record in terms of orders received as well as increased revenue, Marel said its operational performance is “below expectations,” resulting in a preliminary EBIT margin of 6.3

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July 20, 2022

Details of the U.K. government’s latest round of sanctions against Russia in the wake of its Ukraine invasion have been released, with the measures including an additional 35 percent tariff on Russian whitefish imports.

This tariff was originally announced in March 2022, but wasn’t confirmed until 19 July. The additional duties came into effect Wednesday, 20 July.

The tariffs will affect direct seafood imports of Russian origin, with

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Published on
July 18, 2022

Norway-based Mowi ASA posted operational earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of approximately EUR 320 million (USD 324.1 million) for the second quarter of this year, some EUR 183 million (USD 185.4 million) more than in the corresponding period of 2021 …

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Published on
July 15, 2022

The current E.U. control rule on margin of tolerance is incompatible with the conditions and specificities inherent to fishing operations in the tropical tuna purse seine fishery, the Association of National Organizations of Fishing Enterprises in the E.U. (Europêche) has warned.

For several months, ANABAC (National Association of Tuna Freezer Vessel Shipowners), OPAGAC (Organización de Productores Asociados de Grandes

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Published on
July 14, 2022

Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) has elected to cull all its fish at its Elva salmon farming site in the Alta Municipality, Finnmark County, Norway, after it detected the presence of the disease Parvicapsulose.

NRS confirmed the decision in a filing on the Oslo stock exchange on 14 July 2022, saying that the cull will take place for “welfare reasons.”

The site comprises a stock of 800,000 triploid fish with an average weight of 0.65

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Published on
July 14, 2022

Norwegian biotech and krill-harvesting company Aker BioMarine ASA saw a slight drop in its adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) and revenue in Q2, but posted "good profitability," the company said …

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Published on
July 12, 2022

Bergen, Norway-headquartered fish-farming and fishing company Lerøy Seafood Group (LSG) harvested 33,100 gutted-weight tonnage (GWT) of salmon and trout in the second quarter of 2022, representing a decrease of 3,600 GWT compared with the corresponding period of 2021 … 

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Published on
July 11, 2022

Neskaupstaður, Iceland-based Síldarvinnslan has entered a deal to acquire all of the shares in Vísir for ISK 20 billion (USD 144.4 million, EUR 143.5 million).

With the interest-bearing debt of Grindavík, Iceland-based Vísir amounting to ISK 11 billion (USD 79.4 million, EUR 78.9 million), the transaction will total ISK 31 billion (USD 223.9 million, EUR 222.5 million).

According to a filing with the Nasdaq

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