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 9, 2022

The U.K. government has launched a GBP 1 million (USD 1.3 million, EUR 1.2 million) package to boost the country's seafood exports and promote the industry’s produce overseas.

In a press release, the U.K. Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) advised that the new package would target growing overseas markets, and provide new export opportunities for the nation’s fishing industry and seafood sector following

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Published on
May 6, 2022

Trade group Salmon Scotland has confirmed the addition of two new board members, with sector experts Inverlussa Marine Services Managing Director Ben Wilson and Hendrix Genetics General Manager Jarl van den Berg unanimously elected at the group’s annual general meeting in Aviemore.

“Scottish salmon is an international success story which involves thousands of players,” van den Berg said. “It all starts with high-quality

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May 6, 2022

Norway and the European Union have reached a new political understanding with relation to the fisheries in the Northeast Arctic, namely ICES subareas 1 and 2, the European Commission has confirmed.

The area concerned includes the waters around the archipelago of Svalbard and the international waters of the Barents Sea, with the agreement ensuring sustainable fishing in the region while also providing certainty for E.U. fleets fishing in that

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May 6, 2022

Denmark-headquartered aquaculture feed supplier BioMar Group reported higher revenues and volume sales in Q1 2022, but its decision to suspend trading with Russia, the rising cost of energy, and raw material prices are impacting its earnings.

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Published on
May 6, 2022

One of Europe’s biggest stakeholders in the tuna sector is calling for more pre-agreed, science-based decisions and automatic mechanisms to manage tuna stocks in order to establish greater stability and predictability in the complicated supply chain.

Milan, Italy-based Bolton Food Group represents more than 10 percent of the global canned-tuna market, employing more than 15,000 people at 15 plants. The main problem the company

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Published on
May 5, 2022

Norway exported NOK 11.3 billion (USD 1.2 billion, EUR 1.1 billion) worth of fisheries and aquaculture products to overseas markets in April, posting the highest value for that month in the industry’s history.

Compared with April 2021, the increase in value was 33 percent or NOK 2.8 billion (USD 301 million, EUR 284.8 million).

For the first four months of 2022, the Scandinavian country shipped NOK 45.4 billion (USD 4.9 billion, EUR 4.6

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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.

“I

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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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Published on
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 …

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Published on
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 ... 

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