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.

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December 2, 2019

Alban Denton, the managing director of independent Scottish salmon farming business Loch Duart, will retire at the end of this year.

Denton joined Loch Duart in 2015 and committed to the role for five years. He informed the board of his decision to not remain for the next cycle of investment and renewal several months ago.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed myself and the success we have had over the past five years. As managing director of a

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December 2, 2019

Police in Norway are working with the country’s largest bank, DNB, to establish whether any laws were broken in its handling of payments from Icelandic fisheries company Samherji to Namibia.

The investigation follows the report by Iceland’s national broadcasting service RÚV that alleged Samherji had made illicit payments worth millions of dollars to secure fishing quotas in the African country. 

DNB is cooperating with

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December 2, 2019

University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture (IoA) is to receive the United Kingdom’s most prestigious academic honor – the Queen’s Anniversary Prize.

Introduced in 1994, the accolade recognizes outstanding work that shows quality and innovation, and delivers real benefit to the wider world through education and training. It is part of the U.K. honors system, with prizes granted every two years.

The IoA was

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November 26, 2019

The BigFish retail brand developed by Grimsby, U.K.-headquartered, family-owned company JCS Fish has picked up a Quality Food & Drink Award for its new BigFish Signature Smoked Sea Trout, winning the Best Smoked Fish category.

The “Q Awards” have celebrated U.K.-made quality food and drink for 40 years, with this year’s event held in London.

“This is a particularly big win for us as a small family firm as it proves

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November 26, 2019

Scottish smoked salmon production has become a heavily congested space in recent times, with a growing abundance of products vying for market share. But while many of these competing brands seek to appeal to consumers and professional kitchens by selling on artisan traditions and tartan and feather imagery, one relatively new company is making its mark on the category through a focus on modern values and techniques, and with a young

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November 20, 2019

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) won three categories at the Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards (HIFAD), held last week in Inverness.

Having posted record results, grown its exports to almost 70 percent of turnover, and also launched its Lochlander Salmon into North America over the past year, SSC picked up the three awards in the Business Growth, Export, and Marketing categories. 

“Exports have been fundamental to our

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November 19, 2019

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has received a new five-year funding package worth GBP 10 million (USD 12.9 million, EUR 11.7 million) to support the sector’s sustainable growth.

It is expected that this “Phase 2” investment, provided by the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Enterprise, and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), will be supplemented by an additional GBP 3.5 million (USD 4.5 million, EUR 4.1

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November 15, 2019

Norwegian fish farming and fishing company Lerøy Seafood Group (LSG) reported operating profit before fair value adjustments of NOK 501 million (USD 54.7 million, EUR 49.7 million) for the third quarter of this year, down from NOK 660 million (USD 72.1 million, EUR 65.4 million) in the corresponding period of 2018.

Its revenue for the last quarter totaled NOK 5.1 billion (USD 557.3 million, EUR 505.6 million), up 14 percent from NOK 4.5

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November 14, 2019

Mediterranean aquaculture group Andromeda Seafood has obtained Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for its Corvina REX, produced by its Spanish division.

Andromeda Ibérica is the first Spanish corvina producer to obtain the standard. Quality Control Manager Eduardo Soler was presented with the accreditation by certifier Bureau Veritas at a ceremony held in the group’s facilities in La Vall d’Uixó

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November 14, 2019

Thorsteinn Már Baldvinsson, the CEO of Icelandic fishing and processing company Samherji, has stepped aside and has been replaced with an acting CEO while an internal investigation is launched into alleged wrongdoing at its Namibian subsidiaries.

The temporary move, which was agreed to by Baldvinsson and Samherji’s board of directors, was announced in a statement released by Samherji on 14 November, 2019.

This followed a previous

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