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
November 14, 2019

The overall volume, value, and number of seafood products sold by U.K. grocery chains has decreased over the past year despite there being no change in retail prices, the latest Nielsen ScanTrack data has found.

In total, but not including sales by in discount stores, U.K. shoppers bought GBP 3.24 billion (USD 4.2 billion, EUR 3.8 billion) worth of seafood in the 12 months through 5 October, 2019. This represented a decrease of 1.4 percent

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Published on
November 12, 2019

Alf-Helge Aarskog has stepped down as CEO of Mowi ASA after almost 10 years in the role, and has been replaced by Ivan Vindheim, who has been Mowi’s CFO since 2012. 

No reason was given by the company for the move, which was announced the morning of Tuesday, 12 November, though Mowi Board Chairman Ole-Eirik Lerøy praised Aarskog’s decade of service to the company.

“Alf-Helge has transformed Mowi to a leading

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Published on
November 11, 2019

European frozen food group Nomad Foods has reported revenues of EUR 540 million (USD 595.8 million) for the third quarter of this year, an increase of 1.8 percent year-on-year. 

The  Feltham, London, England-headquartered company, with a brand portfolio that includes Birds Eye, Findus, and Iglo, said that its organic revenue growth of 2.5 percent comprised a 4 percent growth in price and a 1.5 percent decline in volume.

Its adjusted

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Published on
November 7, 2019

Norwegian seafood companies exported 291,000 metric tons (MT) of fisheries and aquaculture products worth NOK 10.9 billion (USD 1.2 billion, EUR 1.1 billion) in October – a record total value for the month, with the volume and value increasing by 8 percent and 9 percent respectively compared with a year previously.

In the first 10 months of 2019, Norway exported 2.2 million MT of seafood worth NOK 87 billion (USD 9.5 billion, EUR 8.6

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Published on
November 7, 2019

Grieg Seafood Group (GSF) harvested 21,028 metric tons (MT) of salmonids in the third-quarter of this year, an increase of 24 percent on the 16,941 MT produced in the corresponding period of 2018. This higher harvest volume enabled the Norway-headquartered producer to offset lower spot market prices to achieve sales revenues exceeding NOK 2 billion (USD 219.6 million, EUR 198.1 million), up 27 percent year-on-year.

According to its latest

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Published on
November 6, 2019

New funding totaling GBP 50,000 (USD 64,593, EUR 57,880) has been pledged to increase the number of women working in Scotland’s aquaculture industry.

The money will deliver a mentoring scheme to support women already working in the sector to develop their careers, and a website to promote aquaculture and job opportunities to women.

The Scottish government will provide GBP 20,000 (USD 25,837, EUR 23,152) to Women in Scottish Aquaculture

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Published on
November 5, 2019

Just one-third of U.K. consumers eat the public health recommended two portions of fish per week, but 55 percent of adults would like to eat more seafood, finds a new study looking at attitudes and behaviors to seafood, commissioned by trade body Seafish.

According to the “State of the Nation” study, the 55-plus age group are almost twice as likely to be eating fish twice a week or more than the 18-24 age group. Meanwhile, 70 percent

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Published on
November 4, 2019

The European Commission (EC) has adopted a proposal offering support from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) to fishermen affected by the closure of the Eastern Baltic cod fishery to permanently decommission their fishing vessels.

"Eastern Baltic cod is suffering from an exceptional crisis – scientists tell us that we are losing three times as many fish to environmental pressures than to fishing. Nowhere else in Europe do we

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Published on
November 4, 2019

Hallvard Muri has resigned as CEO of AKVA, a position he has held since November 2016, the board of directors at the Norwegian aquaculture technology has confirmed.

“After serving as CEO for three years, I believe it is time to pass on the leadership of AKVA, and let others take on the challenge developing AKVA further. AKVA is a great company with a strong position, and potential for the future. I would like to thank the board of

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Published on
November 1, 2019

More than GBP 1.1 million (USD 1.4 million, EUR 1.3 million) of funding has been set aside by Scottish government to support the country’s fishing industry and to help make it safer.

With the funding, the goverment is aiming to reduce the number of accidents and lives lost at sea through a range of actions, including improved health and safety training and by paying for more personal locator beacons.

It will also help to fund “smart

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