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
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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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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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

Salmon producer Scottish Sea Farms has voluntarily committed to paying above the “real living wage.” 

Consistently higher than the U.K. government’s minimum wage, which is known as the “National Living Wage,” the real living wage is independently calculated each year based on what people need to live on, helping accredited employers ensure that they pay a fair wage that meets the cost of living. It is also

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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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April 19, 2022

United Kingdom-headquartered frozen foods company Nomad Foods Ltd., parent company of Birds Eye, Findus, and Iglo, has partnered with innovation network Innoget to launch an “Open Innovation Portal” where innovators share new solutions that could be scaled up to support more sustainable diets …

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April 19, 2022

Independent Scottish salmon farming company Loch Duart has made its fish directly available to consumers for the first time through a new online shop.

The platform, available on the producer’s website, offers eight or 12 fillet portions of fresh salmon from Loch Duart’s farm sites in northwest Scotland. These are delivered to customers’ addresses within days of placing their orders.

Company Sales Director Chris Orr said the

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Published on
April 19, 2022

Representative body Salmon Scotland has expanded its membership to include partners from the sector’s supply chain, including feed suppliers, service vessel designers, and textile firms.

In a press release, Salmon Scotland said the move is the next step in its evolution and follows on from its name change in 2021 from the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO). Its new partner members are AKVA Group Scotland, Aquascot,

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