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
September 23, 2020

Scotland’s aquaculture sector contributed approximately GBP 885 million (USD 1.1 billion, EUR 961.3 million) to the nation’s wider economy and supported 11,700 jobs in 2018, according to new research commissioned and published by Marine Scotland.

The report, “Estimation of the Wider Economic Impacts of the Aquaculture Sector in Scotland,” finds that the economic impact of aquaculture is felt well beyond the industry

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September 22, 2020

U.K. supermarket chain Asda Stores Ltd. has determined that sustainability improvements need to be made across its seafood supply chain, with a new independent report finding that some of its best-selling capture-fisheries products may be putting marine mammals, sharks, seabirds, and sea turtles at risk.

Walmart-owned Asda, the second-largest supermarket chain in the United Kingdom, is the country’s first multiple retailer to assess the

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September 22, 2020

The company that owns Young’s Seafood could be preparing to float on the London Stock Exchange, according to reports

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September 22, 2020

Former Scottish government minister and member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Shetland Tavish Scott has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO). 

The trade body, which represents Scotland’s salmon producers, has moved quickly to fill the vacancy created by the departure of Julie Hesketh-Laird at the end of this month. 

Scott joins SSPO from Scottish Rugby, where he has

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Published on
September 21, 2020

Aquaculture services and equipment provider AKVA Group ASA has signed a design and cooperation agreement with Dubai, United Arab Emirates.-based and Vikings Label for design of a number of land-based salmon farms in the Middle East.

Announcing the deal, Vikings Chief Technical Officer Morten Malle said it was important to get an experienced and solid technology partner onboard for the project, which is aimed at building a land-based

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September 21, 2020

Arnarlax AS has engaged DNB Markets as sole global coordinator in connection with a potential private placement and listing on the Norwegian Stock Exchange's Merkur Market, expected to take place this year.

Following the listing on Merkur Market, Bíldudalur, Iceland-based Arnarlax will continue to consider the potential for a future listing on Oslo Børs or Oslo Axess. 

Arnarlax is 59.4 percent owned by Frøya,

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September 18, 2020

Bergen, Norway-headquartered Grieg Seafood will cease salmon farming operations at its five sites on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, citing the long distance between the Inner Hebrides island and its main operations on Shetland as the main reason for its decision.

An announcement posted on Grieg’s website stated that the distance was too great to operate the two areas as one unit, and that the Skye operation was too small to be operated as

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September 17, 2020

Family-owned Norwegian salmon and fjord trout processing company Inka AS has confirmed that its new factory in Bergen will soon be fully operational.

Following a EUR 13 million (USD 15.3 million) investment, the 5,500 square meter facility is complete and now going through a series of tests and equipment fine-tuning, reported local independent newspaper Midtsiden.

The 3,000-square-meter ground floor includes a freezer and two Marel production

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Published on
September 17, 2020

German consumers bought 401,000 metric tons (MT) of seafood in retail channels last year, spending EUR 4.1 billion (USD 4.9 billion) in the process. While the volume was on par with 2018, the value represented an increase of 4.8 percent, and set a new sales record, trade assiciation Fisch-Informationszentrum (FIZ) has confirmed.

The COVID-19 pandemic has further lifted sales, with Hamburg-based FIZ identifying double-digit increases in both the

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Published on
September 16, 2020

Iceland’s fishing fleet landed a total 131,119 metric tons (MT) of fish and shellfish last month, some 16 percent more than in August 2019 …

Photo courtesy of Johann

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