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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2020-04-03 09:25:00

A new set of measures designed to help the European Union’s fisheries and aquaculture sectors deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been proposed by the European Commission through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

With fishers forced to stay in port and fish farmers facing the prospect of having to dispose of unused products, the E.C. said the new measures could provide immediate aid during the coronavirus

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2020-04-02 13:20:00

The volume of salmon harvested by Bakkafrost Group in its native Faroe Islands in the first quarter of this year decreased by 3,000 metric tons (MT) year-on-year to the equivalent of 10,700 MT head-on gutted fish ... 

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2020-04-02 09:00:00

Some Norwegian seafood producers have been severely affected by the loss of the restaurant trade globally, but the industry as a whole has so far proved adaptable during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, according to the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC).

In its latest coronavirus update, the NSC said that the demand for Norwegian seafood is likely to be impacted in several markets by increased uncertainty among consumers about their future

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2020-04-02 09:00:00

Global Seafood Assurance (GSA) can now take ownership of the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS) following approval of the draft international standard by the boards of both Seafish and GSA.

“We are delighted to have the RFVS approved by both boards and look forward to publicly releasing the standard in partnership with GSA soon,” Seafish Chief Executive and GSA Board Member Marcus Coleman said.

U.K. seafood trade body Seafish

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2020-04-01 09:30:00

MarinTrust is the new name for IFFO RS, the global marine ingredient standard for responsible supply, with the organization wanting the change to emphasize the value of trust for products sourced from certified production facilities, and thereby reinforce the industry’s reputation.

MarinTrust Executive Chair Libby Woodhatch told SeafoodSource that as well as giving the organization a name that can be understood by non-native

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2020-04-01 09:00:00

The Financial Supervisory Authority of the Central Bank of Iceland has granted Samherji Holding an exemption from a mandatory bid obligation in shipping company Eimskipafélag Íslands hf. (Eimskip) in light of the economic uncertainty brought by the the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic …

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2020-03-31 09:00:00

Salmon Evolution’s annual general meeting on 27 March saw Tore A. Tønseth, investment director at Ronja Capital, elected as the new chairman of the board. 

Ronja Capital, which is owned by Roger Halsebakk – founder of wellboat company Sølvtrans – recently secured the largest stake in Salmon Evolution, Norway’s largest planned land-based salmon farm to date.

In addition to Tønseth’s

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2020-03-30 09:10:00

Thorsteinn Már Baldvinsson has returned to the Samherji fold, resuming his position as CEO and working alongside interim chief Björgólfur Jóhannsson, the Icelandic seafood company’s board has confirmed.

Announcing the reappointment, Samherji’s board explained that Jóhannsson will continue as co-CEO until it decides otherwise, and that Baldvinsson would be focused on helping guide Samherji through the

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2020-03-27 09:25:00

While Europe’s seafood processing and wholesale sectors remain committed to upholding food supplies to consumers throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the temporary measures so far introduced by E.U. administrations and member states to counter the pandemic’s effect on seafood supply chains are welcomed, but do not go far enough, the E.U. Fish Processors and Traders Association (AIPCE-CEP) has warned.

In a media release, AIPCE-CEP said

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2020-03-27 09:15:00

The board of directors at Bakkafrost P/F has postponed a proposed dividend payment announced last month until 25 August, 2020, citing the uncertainty caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for its decision ... 

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