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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September 25, 2019

The economic development team from French port Boulogne sur Mer has traveled to meet with representatives from Scotland’s seafood sector as efforts continue to try and establish a frictionless transport route for products into Europe following Brexit.

Also on the trip were logistic specialists and seafood buyers. This was the third in a series of such visits.

Led by industry body Seafood Scotland, the five-strong delegation from Select

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September 23, 2019

After decades of growth, the aquaculture feed sector is experiencing deceleration and needs to adopt new strategies and business models to return to growth, claims a new report from Rabobank.

RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness’s “How to Succeed in Aqua Feed” analysis acknowledges that the global aquatic feed industry has experienced rapid growth and profitability, with sales driven by the rise of the aquaculture industry

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September 16, 2019

More consumers and investors will come to the aquaculture sector’s door if the industry responds to people’s growing concern about what they are eating, and if it actively shares the impacts that its production has on the environment and the health benefits that its products offer, according to a prominent agriculture investor.

Speaking at the two-day Aquaculture Innovation Europe conference in London, John Coast Sullenger, associate

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September 10, 2019

Norway saw another month of improved value on its seafood exports thanks to strong demand from multiple markets.

Norwegian seafood companies exported 182,000 metric tons (MT) of fisheries and aquaculture products worth NOK 8.6 billion (USD 947.8 million, EUR 861.3 million) last month. While the August volume was 4 percent lower than a year previously, the value was 9 percent or NOK 678 million (USD 74.7 million, EUR 67.9 million) higher.

So far

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September 9, 2019

Stirling-headquartered Scottish Sea Farms said that it plans to lead a second applied research project focused on increasing understanding of gill health in farmed salmon, as part of its “prevention over cure” approach to fish welfare.

The GBP 601,000 (USD 724,329, EUR 660,241) project – of which Scottish Sea Farms will fund 62 percent – will be the salmon farmer’s second such collaboration with academics at the

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September 6, 2019

Irish organic salmon producer Mowi has topped the new Coller FAIRR (Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return) Protein Producer Index for the second consecutive year. 

The index assesses of how some of the world’s largest farmers of meat and fish are managing their sustainability risks, looking at environmental awareness, climate change, food safety and worker safety. It is also a benchmark to help animal protein companies evaluate

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September 4, 2019

German supplements manufacturer Goerlich Pharma GmbH has been re-certified according to the Friend of the Sea sustainability standard.

Founded in Edling in 1984, Goerlich uses seafood-based ingredients to create a range of supplements and other products, comprising hard and soft capsules, tablets, chewable capsules, sticks, and oil mixtures. It is also a distributor for Epax’s marine omega-3 concentrates and BioPlus’s algal oil and

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September 4, 2019

Inga Jóna Friðgeirsdóttir has been appointed as the new CFO of Brim hf and will become a member of the Icelandic seafood company’s executive board. 

Jóna joined the company (formerly known as HB Grandi) in 2013 as director of dry-fish production. She later became director of business development. Her previous appointments include managing director of Laugafiskur from 2004 and managing director of

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August 26, 2019

Almost 1.26 million metric tons (MT) of fisheries products were caught by the Icelandic fishing fleet last year, an increase of 6.7 percent or 79,025 MT, and the total first-sale value of that catch rose 15.6 percent to almost ISK 128 billion (USD 1 billion, EUR 924.7 million), according to figures gathered by Statistics Iceland. 

The largest contributor to these increases was the demersal sector, which saw its catch increase by 12 percent

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August 22, 2019

Exports of Scottish seafood to Japan increased fourfold last year, according to new trade figures compiled ahead of a key trade visit to the Asian country. 

Industry body Seafood Scotland said that Japan sourced more than 2,630 metric tons (MT) of Scottish fisheries and aquaculture products in 2018, up from 598 MT in the previous year.

A group of 10 seafood companies from Scotland are attending the Japan International Seafood &

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