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
March 28, 2022

Hundreds of Ireland-based fishing boat owners have taken up a new support scheme that aims to help adjust their businesses to a post-Brexit market, according to fisheries and aquaculture state agency Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM).

To-date, 870 fishing boat owners have signed up to the scheme, which, depending on the size of their boat, will see them granted aid of between EUR 2,700 (USD 3,000) and EUR 4,000 (USD 4,400) on completion of a tailored

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Published on
March 25, 2022

More than half of the people living in Scottish rural areas near salmon farms support the sector and welcome the jobs that it provides to local communities, a new poll has found …

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Published on
March 25, 2022

The European Bottom Fishing Alliance (EBFA), launched in European Parliament on 24 March, 2022 by fishing organizations from 14 E.U. countries, has defended the use of active bottom gears as a sustainable activity and highlighted the valuable contribution that the fishing method makes to the region’s fish supply and economy.

According to EBFA, which claims to represent more than 20,000 fishers and 7,000 vessels, bottom-trawling brings

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Published on
March 21, 2022

Lisa Collins and Grant Stentiford have joined the board of the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC). The pair will also join the center’s independent scientific panel (SISP), which provides guidance on future funding decisions and works to attracting external investment into Scottish research ... 

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Published on
March 18, 2022

Salmon producer Mowi Scotland has confirmed that its head of sales, Georgina Wright, has decided to leave the business after 27 years’ service. 

Wright, who will leave Mowi at the end of March, started her career with McConnell Salmon in 1994. The company then became Marine Harvest and is now Mowi.

“Mowi’s evolution toward an integrated value chain has enabled our company to be ‘first-mover,’ which has helped

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Published on
March 18, 2022

Aquaculture services and equipment provider AKVA group ASA has reached an agreement with fellow Norwegian company SinkabergHansen AS to sell it all of its shares in Atlantis Subsea Farming AS ... 

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Published on
March 16, 2022

A new GBP 17 million (USD 22.4 million, EUR 20.4 million) aquaculture research and innovation facility at the University of Stirling in Scotland has moved a step closer to delivery after plans were approved by the local council.

Building on the university’s Institute of Aquaculture, the National Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Hub (NATIH) intends to bring several experimental aquatic facilities together. Plans include a new tropical

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Published on
March 16, 2022

Cod-farming company Purecod AS has been granted a permit to farm Atlantic cod at sea in closed pens at Røneset, Storfjorden, Norway, with permission given to have a maximum standing biomass of 3,120 metric tons (MT) ... 

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Published on
March 16, 2022

An 18-month research project looking to validate fish environmental DNA (eDNA) survey methods for offshore wind farm environmental impact assessments has been launched by U.K. renewable energy provider Natural Power, and project partners EDF Renewables, and eDNA specialist NatureMetrics ... 

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Published on
March 15, 2022

The value of Australia’s fisheries and aquaculture production is set to rise by 10 percent in the financial year 2021–2022 ... 

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