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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2020-04-08 09:15:00

Frøya, Norway-headquartered SalMar harvested 40,000 metric tons (MT) of head-on gutted (HOG) salmon in the first quarter of 2020, with increased volumes coming from its Norwegian farms, according to its latest trading update.

The contribution from the company’s operations in the north of Norway amounted to 13,600 MT, down from 15,100 MT in Q1 2020, while its farms in central Norway supplied 22,200 MT, up from 18,200 MT.

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2020-04-08 09:00:00

Johan E. Andreassen has vacated his position as managing director of Atlantic Sapphire AS, but will remain chairman of the board, in readiness for the company’s listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange – Oslo Børs – the land-based salmon farming company has announced ... 

Photo courtesy of Atlantic

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2020-04-08 09:00:00

Norway’s seafood exporters sold 213,000 metric tons (MT) of fisheries and aquaculture products worth NOK 9.6 billion (USD 914.8 million, EUR 847.7 million) to overseas markets last month, contributing to total first-quarter sales of 664,000 MT and NOK 28.6 billion (USD 2.7 billion, EUR 2.5 billion). In value terms, Norway’s Q1 seafood exports increased by 11 percent or NOK 2.9 billion (USD 276.2 million, EUR 255.8 million)

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2020-04-07 09:00:00

Trond Williksen has been named the new CEO of Benchmark and will officially take up the role on 1 June, the aquaculture health, nutrition and genetics company has confirmed.

Previous Benchmark CEO Malcolm Pye stepped down in August 2019.

In a press release, Williksen said the Sheffield, U.K.-based company is well-positioned within a sustainable industry that also holds “vast opportunities and potentials” for the future.

“I

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2020-04-06 09:20:00

E.U. Fisheries Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius has been warned by members of the scientific community that Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna is being overfished by the industrial fleet of the E.U. and other nations.

In a letter sent to Sinkevičius dated 16 March, 13 leading fisheries scientists call out the E.U. on its continued overfishing of Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna as well as its denial of the scientific evidence that points to the

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2020-04-06 09:00:00

Seafood processors across Scotland will have access to GBP 10 million (USD 12.3 million, EUR 11.4 million) of financial aid to help them ride out the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the nation’s government has announced.

Recognizing that many seafood businesses are fighting for survival, which is threatening the livelihoods of many residents of the country's coastal communities, the Scottish government has introduced a new Scottish Seafood

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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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