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
February 18, 2020

Sheffield, United Kingdom-based aquaculture health, nutrition, and genetics business Benchmark Holdings PLC has conditionally raised total gross proceeds of GBP 6.6 million (USD 8.6 million, EUR 7.9 million) through an open offer announced on 30 January 2020, representing the full amount proposed.

In an advisory posted through the London Stock Exchange, Benchmark also said that the company has conditionally raised total gross

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Published on
February 18, 2020

Icelandic producer Arnarlax estimates that it lost around 500 metric tons (MT) of salmon to a strong storm that hit Iceland’s west coast this month, with operations ongoing to both remove dead fish and to harvest those fish in cages that have been weakened by the extreme weather …

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Published on
February 17, 2020

Iceland’s fishing fleet landed 35,780 metric tons (MT) of fish and shellfish last month, which was 23 percent less than in January 2019, with the only volume increase coming in the pelagic category …

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Published on
February 14, 2020

Innovative ideas and projects targeted at boosting the United Kingdom’s seafood sector can receive funding up to GBP 250,000 (USD 323,841, EUR 296,756) through a second round of the GBP 10 million (USD 13 million, EUR 11.9 million) U.K. Seafood Innovation Fund (SIF).

The fund opened to applications on 7 February and will close on 20 April, 2020.

Robotics, artificial intelligence, fishing gear innovations, and biomedical advances were some

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Published on
February 14, 2020

AKVA Group ASA achieved fourth-quarter revenues of NOK 655 million (USD 70.7 million, EUR 65.2 million), a decrease of 10 percent year-on-year, and losses before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) of NOK 40 million (USD 4.3 million, EUR 4 million), compared with earnings of NOK 57 million (USD 6.2 million, EUR 5.7 million) in Q4 2018.

Net profit fell from NOK 19 million (USD 2.1 million, EUR 1.9 million) to a loss of NOK

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Published on
February 13, 2020

Strong performances by its Norwegian farms led Grieg Seafood ASA to achieve operational earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of NOK 357.3 million (USD 38.6 million, EUR 35.5 million) before fair-value adjustment of biomass in the fourth quarter of last year. These earnings were up from the NOK 350.7 million (USD 37.9 million, EUR 34.8 million) delivered in the corresponding period of 2018.

The Bergen-headquartered Atlantic salmon producer

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Published on
February 13, 2020

Exports of Scottish salmon reached their highest ever value in 2019, finds new statistics released by U.K. government’s HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). In total, overseas sales of Scottish salmon increased 22 percent on the previous year …

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Published on
February 12, 2020

Bergen, Norway-headquartered salmon farmer Mowi achieved operational earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR 165.7 million (USD 181 million) in the fourth-quarter of last year, down 22 percent from the EUR 213 million (USD 232.6 million) posted for the corresponding period of 2018.

While Mowi’s EBIT of EUR 720.9 million (USD 787.3 million) for 2019 as a whole was lower than the previous two years, CEO Ivan Vindheim said that it

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Published on
February 12, 2020

The Brexit deal being pursued by the United Kingdom's government could significantly undermine the Scottish salmon sector by requiring exporters to secure health certificates to send products to E.U. markets, the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) has warned.

At present, because of the free movement of goods within the E.U., Scottish salmon shipments do not require export health certificates (EHCs). However, the SSPO fears this

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Published on
February 11, 2020

Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) has reported operational earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of NOK 136 million for the fourth quarter of last year and an EBIT of ... 

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