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
June 1, 2020

The volume of whole fresh salmon exported by Norway continued to slide last week as the preference for prepacked fillets among the country’s main markets gathered more momentum. In kroner terms, however, the price of whole salmon is now higher than a year ago, according to the latest trade update from the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC).

In week 22, there was an 11 percent decrease in the overseas sales of whole fresh salmon compared to a

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Published on
June 1, 2020

Having seen the international shellfish market eradicated by COVID-19, Scottish inshore fishers that usually target these fisheries have been granted access to alternative catching opportunities worth up to GBP 2 million (USD 2.5 million, EUR 2.2 million) …

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Published on
May 27, 2020

The overall volume, value, and number of seafood products sold by U.K. grocery chains has increased over the past year, with particularly strong growth experienced by both the frozen and ambient retail categories, according to the latest Nielsen ScanTrack data …

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Published on
May 26, 2020

Two mutually reinforcing strategies designed to create closer ties between European food producers, companies, and consumers, while establishing healthier and more competitively sustainable food systems, have been adopted by the European Commission.

In a press release announcing the adoption of the two strategies, the commission said that the COVID-19 crisis had “demonstrated how vulnerable the increasing biodiversity loss makes us and how

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Published on
May 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new considerations with regards to social distancing and travel restrictions, and these have had a significant impact on the monitoring, control, and surveillance of fisheries activities.

This is a particular worry for developing countries that are vulnerable to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, and there’s evidence that these conditions – with fewer active inspectors and

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May 22, 2020

KuulFoods, a retail arm of software developer KuulGroup, has unveiled a new sales solution specifically aimed at giving the means to increase online trade to U.K. seafood companies.

Funding for the platform was provided by the Fish on Friday’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Program (RRGP), which was developed by the Fishmongers’ Company’s Fisheries Charitable Trust (FCFCT) and Seafarers UK to assist food charities, fishing

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Published on
May 20, 2020

Iceland Seafood International hf (ISI) saw its sales ease off in March as COVID-19 disrupted operations, although its retail earnings strengthened and helped diminish the overall impact of the pandemic.

According to the Reykjavik-headquartered group’s first-quarter 2020 results, sales for the opening three months were down 11 percent year-on-year to …

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May 20, 2020

Storebø, Norway-headquartered Austevoll Seafood ASA (AUSS) achieved revenues of almost NOK 5.86 billion (USD 584.3 million, EUR 535.3 million) in the first quarter of this year, up from NOK 5.56 billion (USD 554.4 million, EUR 507.9 million) in the corresponding period of 2019.

At the same time, the group’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) increased by NOK 43 million (USD 4.3 million, EUR 3.9

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Published on
May 19, 2020

Citing high spot prices and a strong operational performance, SalMar achieved record operational earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of almost NOK 1.07 billion (USD 107.1 million, EUR 977.8 million) in the first quarter of this year, up from NOK 806 million (USD 80.7 million, EUR 73.7 million) in Q1 2019.

“For the SalMar Group, the first quarter was very good. We posted the highest-ever operational EBIT in the company’s

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May 18, 2020

Shellfish growers and trout producers in Scotland are to receive a share of E.U./Scottish government funding totaling GBP 800,000 (USD 968,656, EUR 896,657), which has been allocated to help make business improvements that mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

The grants from the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) to 11 aquaculture businesses include nearly GBP 100,000 (USD 121,082, EUR 112,082) for phase two of the expansion of

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