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
May 7, 2020

The inaugural virtual Seafood Supper Club, aimed at encouraging more Scots to cook fish at home while also providing much-needed support for the country’s seafood industry, has been hosted by chef and restaurateur Carina Contini.

Contini, of Edinburgh’s Contini, The Scottish Café and Restaurant, and Cannonball, took a group of social media influencers through a “Date Night” recipe for baked lemon sole with spinach

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Published on
May 6, 2020

New analysis from the Norwegian Seafood Council shows that despite the volume of farmed Atlantic salmon exported by Norway in recent weeks remaining on par with the same period of last year, the prices paid for these products have trended downwards …

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Published on
May 6, 2020

Atlantic salmon company Mowi Scotland has outlined medium- and long-term strategies designed to ramp up its processing capacity in the west highlands.

First, it wants to expand its current Blar Mhor factory near Fort William …

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Published on
May 6, 2020

Trade body Seafood Scotland has written to the chief executives of the some of the United Kingdom’s leading supermarket chains on behalf of the seafood sector, asking them to reopen the fresh fish counters that were closed early into the country’s COVID-19 lockdown.

A number of retailers ceased operating their in-store counters so that staff could be redeployed to keep shelves sufficiently stocked to cope with the increased demand

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Published on
May 5, 2020

Glyvrar, Faroe Islands-headquartered Atlantic salmon producer Bakkafrost Group delivered total operating earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of DKK 248.1 million (USD 36.1 million, EUR 33.3 million) in the first quarter of this year, down from the DKK 267.7 million (USD 38.9 million, EUR 35.9 million) that it posted for the corresponding period of 2019, with the COVID-19 coronavirus contributing to the decrease.

The company also said it

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Published on
May 5, 2020

Grimsby, United Kingdom-based seafood company JCS Fish has relaunched its BigFish frozen salmon products in new, redesigned packs that have reduced the brand’s use of plastic by around 60 percent …

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Published on
May 5, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has had major effects on the production and sales of wild-caught and farmed seafood in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea region, according to preliminary analysis from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO) General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM).

While the extent of the impacts and the measures taken across the region have varied from country to country and are

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Published on
May 1, 2020

The United Kingdom’s 2021 National Fish and Chip Awards have been canceled due to the coronavirus crisis, which has led to many fish and chip shops and restaurants around the country to temporarily close, the competition’s organizer, Seafish, has announced.

Entries for next year’s competition were due to open on 1 May, with judging to take place in late summer ahead of the awards ceremony in January 2021.

“In light of

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Published on
April 30, 2020

Reykjavik-headquartered Iceland Seafood International hf (ISI) has secured long-term financing in excess of EUR 17 million (USD 18.4 million) from Spanish banks, the company has announced

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Published on
April 30, 2020

Nuuk, Greenland-based wild-caught seafood supplier Royal Greenland AS achieved record profits before tax of DKK 404 million (USD 58.9 million, EUR 54.2 million) in 2019.

While this was boosted by the sale of the two trawlers, Sisimiut and Qaqqatsiaq, for a total DKK 141 million (USD 20.6 million, EUR 18.9 million), the company said the ordinary operating profit was still the best in its history.

According to the company’s annual report

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