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 15, 2022

U.K. convenience food retailer Co-op has undergone an independent audit of the risks posed to non-targeted ocean wildlife in the commercial fisheries that supply it with seafood.

The audit, conducted by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), and Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), included a review and risk assessment of the fisheries disclosed by Co-op in SFP’s Ocean Disclosure

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April 13, 2022

Mowi ASA harvested 97,000 metric tons (MT) of gutted-weight equivalent (GWE) Atlantic salmon in the first quarter of 2022, some 28,500 MT more than in the corresponding period of 2021 and slightly lower than the 98,000 MT guidance provided with its fourth-quarter results ... 

Photo courtesy of DS

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Published on
April 13, 2022

Sainsbury’s has become the first supermarket chain in the United Kingdom to have all of its fresh Scottish salmon independently certified to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standard.

The salmon adds to the retailer’s fully ASC-certified sea bass, sea bream, tilapia, pangasius, and chilled and frozen shrimp product ranges.

“We know it’s our responsibility to ensure the food on our shelves is as sustainably

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Published on
April 12, 2022

European fishing industry body Europêche has appointed Anne-France Mattlet as director of its newly founded tuna group.

Bringing five years’ experience working on international ocean governance and tuna-related polices within the French government, Mattlet has been put in charge of Europêche’s tuna strategy. The strategy includes several pillars, including tuna legislation and policy, governance, trade and market,

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Published on
April 12, 2022

Despite the challenges of Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic, Ireland’s seafood economy grew by 15 percent in 2021 to be worth EUR 1.26 billion (USD 1.4 billion) – its highest value since 2016 – according to the latest annual “Business of Seafood Report,” compiled by fisheries and aquaculture state agency Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) …

Image courtesy of Bord Iascaigh

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Published on
April 12, 2022

Some of the latest ratings provided by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Good Fish Guide have drawn criticism from the U.K. seafood industry, with a number of popular varieties being added to its “Fish to Avoid” list.

While herring and sardines have joined the guide’s “Best Choice” list alongside mackerel and some tuna, monkfish from the North Sea and west of Scotland has been categorized as a “Fish to

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Published on
April 11, 2022

Bergen, Norway-based fish-farming and fishing company Lerøy Seafood Group (LSG) harvested 32,100 metric tons (MT) of gutted-weight farmed salmon and trout in the opening quarter of 2022, representing a year-on-year decrease of 10,000 MT ... 

Photo courtesy of Lerøy Seafood

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Published on
April 11, 2022

Scotland’s farmed salmon sector is asking the United Kingdom government to introduce more flexibility in the country’s immigration system to help address staffing problems experienced by fish processors.

Salmon Scotland Chief Executive Tavish Scott joined the heads of four other Scottish food and drink organizations in a letter to U.K. Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Secretary George Eustice calling on him to implement

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Published on
April 7, 2022

NTS, which acquired a majority share of Norway Royal Salmon in August 2021, has scuttled the latter's attempt to conduct a share issuance so it could complete its purchase of SalmoNor.

NTS, which itself is in the process of being acquired by SalMar, owns both majority shares in both NRS and SalmoNor and is seeking to merge themBut SalMar has conditioned its offer for NTS on the requirement that NRS not complete its own purchase of

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April 7, 2022

Even amid global logistical challenges brought by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and a new wave of COVID-19 shutdowns in China, Norway’s seafood industry managed to earn a record first-quarter value of NOK 34 billion (USD 3.9 billion, EUR 3.6 billion) from its fisheries and aquaculture product exports to overseas markets in the opening three months of 2022.

Compared with Q1 2021, the export value of Norway's seafood exports increased 22

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