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 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 …

Photo courtesy of Aker

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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 … 

Photo by Jennifer

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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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Published on
July 11, 2022

Aquaculture trade body Salmon Scotland has increased its membership to 33, with nine new sector stakeholders joining its ranks in recent months.

Having expanded its reach to cover more of the farmed salmon supply chain in the past year, Salmon Scotland’s new members include fish health experts, a wellboat operator, and hybrid energy specialists. While Scottish salmon is farm-raised in Shetland, Orkney, the northwest Highlands, the Western

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Published on
July 8, 2022

Rising prices and demand led to a total NOK 70.1 billion (USD 6.9 billion, EUR 6.8 billion) worth of fisheries and aquaculture products being exported by Norway to overseas markets in the first-half of this year, with the new record total up 31 percent or NOK 16.4 billion (USD 1.6 billion, EUR 1.6 billion) compared with the corresponding period of 2021.

Norway Minister of Fisheries and Marine Affairs Bjørnar Skjæran said achieving

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Published on
July 8, 2022

Frøya, Norway-headquartered salmon farmer SalMar ASA harvested 32,400 metric tons (MT) of head-on gutted (HOG) salmon in the second quarter of 2022 down 4,200 MT on the corresponding period of 2021, with reduced volumes coming from both its Norwegian and Icelandic operations …

Photo courtesy of SalMar

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Published on
July 8, 2022

Scottish Sea Farms has appointed a new regional manager for Orkney, completing the restructure of its Northern Isles operations following its acquisition of Grieg Seafood Shetland in December 2021 …

Photo courtesy of Scottish Sea

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Published on
July 7, 2022

Icelandic salmon farmer Arctic Fish harvested 1,000 metric tons (MT) of gutted-weight fish in the second quarter of 2022, its latest trading update confirmed. Compared to Q2 2021, that volume is down by 824

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Published on
July 7, 2022

The European Parliament will provide financial help to European Union fisheries and aquaculture sectors struggling with the economic consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, including giving compensation to those who have had to stop operating or whose economic viability is threatened.

On Wednesday, 6 July, 2022, Members of European Parliament (MEPs) adopted a measure to support fishers who have had to cease their activities due to the

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