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 3, 2020

Reykjavic, Iceland-based fisheries company Brim has invested EUR 85 million (USD 95.4 million) in Arctic Prime Fisheries ApS (APF) in the form of purchasing shares, funding, and ship trading.

The decision to invest in the Greenlandic seafood company was taken at a meeting of Brim’s board of directors on 2 July. It follows the establishment of Brim’s Greenland subsidiary earlier this year and also concludes the discussions with

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Published on
July 2, 2020

The total volume of salmon harvested by the Bakkafrost Group in its native Faroe Islands in the second quarter of this year increased by 300 metric tons (MT) compared with the corresponding period of last year to 12,900 MT of head-on gutted (HOG) weight fish ... 

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Published on
July 2, 2020

Sheffield, United Kingdom-headquartered aquaculture genetics, health, and nutrition business Benchmark has launched a new company to supply products and provide technical support to salmon farmers in Chile.

Located in in Puerto Varas, Benchmark Animal Health Chile (BAHC) will distribute all Benchmark products in the region, including its sea lice treatment Purisan. The move follows the launch of Benchmark Genetics in Chile in 2018.

“The

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Published on
July 1, 2020

Bergen, Norway-headquartered Mowi has announced that its COO Farming Americas and the Faroes, Per-Roar Gjerde, has resigned.

Fifty-three-year-old Gjerde informed the salmon farming company of his decision on 30 June. The company did not give a reason for the resignation in its press release. Mowi said the process to find a replacement for Gjerde has begun and that Gjerde will continue until his position is filled, or until 31 December, 2020, at

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June 30, 2020

ANB Sensors has confirmed that a “sizeable, oversubscribed investment round” was secured that will enable the Cambridge, United Kingdom-based company to commercialize its new calibration-free pH measuring technologies ... 

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Published on
June 26, 2020

Erik Holvik has been appointed chief commercial officer of Grieg Seafood and will take up the position on 1 October, the Bergen, Norway-headquartered salmon farming group has confirmed.

Formerly sales director of Mowi Markets Norway, Holvik will join Grieg's executive management team and establish Grieg’s integrated sales and market organization. He will drive the development and execution of the company’s downstream efforts and

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Published on
June 26, 2020

Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation’s (SSPO) Chief Executive Julie Hesketh-Laird has confirmed that she will leave the trade body in September 2020.

“As the sector emerges from the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, it is a good time to move on and take on fresh challenges,” Hesketh-Laird, who was appointed to the role in 2018, said. “Salmon farming is now strongly positioned to play a central role in

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Published on
June 25, 2020

The North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy (NAPA) Group, a new European supply chain led initiative, has issued its first action plan, outlining how it intends to drive improvements in the management of the Northeast Atlantic mackerel, herring, and blue whiting fisheries.

Established at the start of this year by retailers and processors from across the United Kingdom, and expanded with the membership of European stakeholders, NAPA is the latest step in

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Published on
June 24, 2020

Private equity fund Summa Equity AB has confirmed that it has agreed a deal that will see it acquire the remaining 25 percent of Polish salmon and whitefish value-added processing company Milarex ... 

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June 23, 2020

Participants in Mowi’s senior executive share option scheme this week exercised 1,022,084 options in the salmon farming company, corresponding to 1,022,084 shares at a strike price of NOK 119.84 (USD 12.57, EUR 11.13) per share. 

In a statement filed with the Oslo Stock Exchange, Bergen, Norway-headquartered Mowi purchased 1,022,084 own shares at a price of NOK 179.17 (USD 18.79, EUR 16.65) per share to settle its obligation to

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