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 4, 2022

Børge Grønbech has taken up the reins as CEO of the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) on an interim basis while a permanent appointment is made. He replaces Renate Larsen, who resigned from the position earlier in the year.

The organization, which has the goal of promoting Norwegian seafood exports, will continue with its process of recruiting a new leader, with the assistance of ISCO Group AS, it said in a press release.

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Published on
May 3, 2022

Starting Saturday, 7 May, 2022, ships and trucks from Russia will no longer be permitted to enter Norway, as the Scandinavian country introduces a fifth wave of sanctions against the Russian Federation in response to its invasion of Ukraine.

According to Norway’s Foreign Ministry, Russian-flagged vessels will be banned at all ports in mainland Norway – including ships over 500 gross tons that sail commercially in international

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May 3, 2022

Volker Büttel is to take over as CEO of German seafood company Rügen Fisch and its subsidiaries Hawesta-Feinkost Hans Westphal and Ostsee Fisch, parent company Thai Union has confirmed. 

Taking over from current CEO Jens Vogler …

Photo courtesy of Rügen

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May 2, 2022

Oslo, Norway-based biotech and krill-harvesting company Aker BioMarine ASA achieved revenues of USD 56.9 million (EUR 53.9 million) and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) of USD 8.1 million (EUR 7.7 million) in the first quarter of 2022 ... 

Photo courtesy of Aker

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April 28, 2022

Food processing equipment manufacturer Marel has entered an agreement to acquire Sabetha, Kansas, U.S.A-headquartered Wenger Manufacturing, a provider of processing solutions to the pet food, plant-based protein, and aquafeed sectors, saying the move is “a platform investment” into "new, complementary and attractive growth markets.”

The USD 540 million (EUR 513.2 million)

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Published on
April 26, 2022

Public appreciation that oceans provide essential protection to both the planet and humanity is growing, according to Chris Gorell Barnes, co-founder of private equity firm Ocean 14 Capital. 

The entrepreneur, marine conservationist, and co-founder of the Blue Marine Foundation said “tremendous trigger-points,” which include documentaries like Blue Planet II and Seaspiracy, as well as reports from the United

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Published on
April 26, 2022

Dramatic price increases in all areas of its business during the first quarter of 2022 are expected to lead Iceland Seafood International (ISI) to break even for the period ... 

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April 25, 2022

Following discussions with fellow industry professionals, the Riga, Latvia-headquartered processing and canning company SIA Karavela said it anticipates that there will be significant growth in the plant-based seafood sector and predicts the global market will reach USD 1.3 billion (EUR 1.2 billion) by 2031 …

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April 25, 2022

Norway Royal Salmon ASA (NRS) has confirmed that the appointment of interim CEO Klaus Hatlebrekke has expired, with the move effective Monday 25 April, 2022.

In a filing made on the Oslo Stock Exchange on 25 April, NRS said Hatlebrekke has returned to his previous position as COO of business development at NRS. Charles Høstlund, who was CEO of NRS from 2014 until resigning in September 2021, has been appointed new interim CEO with

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April 22, 2022

Cermaq Group Head of Land-based Innovation and Development Bendik Fyhn Terjesen has been appointed a professor of aquaculture technology at Nord University in Bodø, Norway.

Terjesen has an extensive research career focusing on fish physiology and aquaculture technology. He made his first experiments in water RAS in 1993 at Wageningen University. He also led the construction of the Nofima Center for Recirculation in Aquaculture and the

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