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 27, 2020

The fish division of food processing equipment manufacturing company Marel generated revenues of EUR 41 million (USD 48.1 million) in the second-quarter of this year …

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Published on
July 24, 2020

Lough Egish, County Monaghan-headquartered marine ingredients supplier Bio-Marine Ingredients Ireland Ltd. (BII) has raised EUR 5 million (USD 5.8 million) in private equity funding from investors, sourced by its corporate finance partner Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland, The Sunday Times has reported.

The money is to be used to bring a manufacturing facility into production and to fund working capital.

It was reported that Cantor also raised EUR 3

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Published on
July 23, 2020

Challenges brought by the COVID-19 crisis have “noticeably shifted” the Scottish seafood market, with increased opportunities now arising in domestic and distant markets, according to trade body Seafood Scotland.

Current business behaviors also point to the European market becoming more challenging, with increased red tape around Brexit and trade barriers resulting from various national lockdowns and travel restrictions.

With the

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Published on
July 23, 2020

Mowi Ireland would gladly pump millions of euros into expanding its salmon farming and processing operations while also increasing its workforce, but believes that the current and very complex regulatory framework for aquaculture licensing in the country is standing in the way of such investments, Managing Director Jan Feenstra confirmed to SeafoodSource ...

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Published on
July 22, 2020

An article published this week by investigative journalism training project Finance Uncovered, examining the operations of companies in Namibia affiliated with Samherji, has been criticized by the Icelandic fisheries company for containing many factual errors as well as recycled, previously published material.

In a statement published on 21 July, Samherji Co-CEO Björgólfur Jóhannsson said the company had been corresponding

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Published on
July 21, 2020

A rapid response funding call designed to support Scotland’s aquaculture sector as it traverses the COVID-19 pandemic, and to help it adapt commercially and operationally, has been launched by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC).

Through the package, SAIC will provide funding of up to GBP 50,000 (USD 63,450, EUR 55,477) to successful applicants, with business partners expected to match or exceed the investment through

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Published on
July 17, 2020

The European Commission will increase the transparency of the negotiation process for the E.U.’s annual fishing opportunities, the Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans, and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius has confirmed.

In the future, all elements of the commission’s documents complementing proposals on total allowable catches (TACs) and quotas, such as “non-papers,” will be made public when they are transmitted to

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Published on
July 16, 2020

Helped by the temporary closure of the restaurant and catering sectors during the coronavirus lockdown, the overall volume, value, and number of seafood products sold by U.K. grocery chains increased dramatically over the past year – with particularly strong growth seen in both the frozen and ambient retail categories.

According to the latest Nielsen ScanTrack data published by trade body Seafish, U.K. shoppers bought more than GBP 4

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Published on
July 15, 2020

Bergen, Norway-headquartered Mowi ASA achieved operational earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of approximately EUR 96 million (USD 109.8 million) in the second-quarter of this year, significantly less than the record EUR 211 million (USD 241.3 million) posted for the corresponding period of last year.

According to the salmon farming group’s latest trading statement, its salmon of Norwegian origin achieved …

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Published on
July 15, 2020

Fishing vessels operating out of Iceland landed a total 61,962 metric tons (MT) of fish and shellfish last month, which was 96 percent more than in June 2019. According to the preliminary data gathered by the country’s Directorate of Fisheries, there were increases in catches across all the main fisheries categories …

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