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
October 26, 2022

Through digital negotiations, Norway and Russia have reached a fisheries agreement for 2023 that includes a 20 percent quota cut for Northeast Arctic cod – in line with scientific recommendations.

The total quota for Northeast Arctic cod for 2023 was set at 566,784 metric tons (MT), in line with the fishery's existing management rule.

“It is good that we have concluded a fisheries agreement with Russia, despite the fact that we are

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Published on
October 24, 2022

Bidvest Group-owned Direct Seafoods has been awarded the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Award for Fresh Fish Foodservice Supplier of the Year for 2022, the second year running the company has picked up the prize.

Now in their ninth year, the MSC awards celebrate the achievements and performances in sustainable fishing and seafood across the entire U.K. business spectrum. The awards ceremony takes place annually in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Judged by

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Published on
October 24, 2022

Reykjavík, Iceland-based seafood company Brim has entered into an agreement to purchase shares in Polar Seafood Denmark from private companies held by Helge Nielsen, Bent Norman Petersen, and Louise Schov Petersen.

The DKK 245 million (USD 32.5 million, EUR 32.9 million) purchase is being made through a newly-established Danish holding company 100 percent owned by Brim. Brim has also subscribed for new shares in Polar Seafood Denmark for

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Published on
October 21, 2022

A new project given funding from the United Kingdom Innovation Fund (SIF) is developing a non-lethal immunology tool that will look to monitor aspects of Atlantic salmon health from a single blood sample.

During the five month-feasibility project, a research consortium will investigate immunological biomarkers for pancreas disease, complex gill disease, bacterial infection, and cardiomyopathy syndrome (CMS) in salmon. With funding

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Published on
October 21, 2022

Private equity firm Bluefront Equity has invested in Naviaq, a supplier of software solutions that standardizes workflows for fish farmers, servicers, and wellboat operators.

The investment is made through a combination of a share issue and purchase of shares from existing shareholders. With the investment, Bluefront Equity becomes Naviaq’s largest owner with a shareholding in excess of 50 percent. Naviaq’s remaining shares are owned

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Published on
October 21, 2022

Plans to bring a transformative salmon farm to Loch Long in Scotland are being opposed by officials representing the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, despite the park authority identifying the project as being “of national significance to Scotland.” 

Officers representing the park recommended the park's board refuse Loch Long Salmon’s plans for Scotland's first semi-closed containment

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Published on
October 20, 2022

Bergen, Norway-headquartered Grieg Seafood is to cull approximately 1 million salmon at farms in its Finnmark production region following the discovery of an infection-causing parasite.

In a filing with the Oslo Børs, Grieg said it had been notified by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority that it is required to cull the fish in eight single pens on two farms in the Finnmark region, due to detection of Spironucleus

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October 19, 2022

The North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group (NAPA) has joined forces with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to urge "tangible action" on the sustainable management of Northeast Atlantic pelagic stocks. 

The collaboration comes after a previous effort from NAPA to urge alignment with catch-limit advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). Ahead of the mid-October 2022 Coastal States meetings,

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Published on
October 18, 2022

The European Union’s Fisheries Council has reached an agreement on next year’s fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea.

Confirming the package decided at the Council’s latest meeting in Luxemburg, the European Commission said the Baltic Sea continues to struggle with severe environmental pressures and challenges to its ecosystems, with its fish stocks in mostly poor condition.

Under the new agreement, existing fishing

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Published on
October 18, 2022

Aquaculture trade body Salmon Scotland has increased its membership to 41, with six new supply chain businesses joining in the last three months.

Having expanded its reach to cover more of the farmed salmon supply chain, Salmon Scotland’s membership has more than tripled since the start of 2022.

With a geographical spread from Dumfriesshire to Shetland, and across the central belt from Broxburn to Cumbernauld, the six new members are

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