Nicki Holmyard

Contributing Editor

Nicki Holmyard lives and breathes the seafood industry. As a specialist freelance writer for 25 years, she has travelled the globe to research in-depth articles, interviews and news stories on all aspects of fishing, aquaculture and processing for international journals and newspapers. She has contributed to books on sustainable seafood sourcing and the effects of climate change on the oceans, and acts as a communications consultant for leading fishing and aquaculture concerns. Nicki is also a director of Offshore Shellfish Ltd, which is developing Europe’s largest rope-grown mussel farm.

Published on
July 6, 2020

Opposition to salmon-farming is nothing new, but today’s campaigners have become highly organized and vocal, and their efforts span both traditional mainstream media and social media, according to Norwegian Seafood Council Global Operations Public Relations and Communications Manager Anette Zimowski.

Much of the criticism may be based on incorrect facts and supposition, but it still has the power to dent consumer confidence and create

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Published on
June 29, 2020

RH Investments and Kvarøy Arctic are the latest companies to announce land-based aquaculture projects in Scandinavia.

Seafood entrepreneur Roger Hofseth, owner and CEO of Hofseth International, has purchased a former olivine mine in Sunnylvsfjorden, a fjord in Møre og Romsdal, in western Norway through his private firm RH Investments. Hofseth is now applying for a permit to use the land for salmon farming and is in discussions with

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Published on
June 25, 2020

The merger of two leading Dutch mussel and oyster companies this month, in an EUR 80 million (USD 89.7 million) deal, continues a pattern of mergers and acquisitions in the industry over the past year ... 

Photo courtesy of Roem van

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Published on
June 23, 2020

A new ruling from the European Patent Office (EPO) means that plants and animals produced by “essentially biological processes" are no longer patentable …

Photo courtesy of Kosin

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Published on
June 22, 2020

The origin of Stockholm, Sweden-based Hooked, traces back to a few years ago, when co-founder Tom Johansson’s sister decided to become a vegan.

“As a family we all grew up eating fish and seafood, and when my sister decided to become a vegan, she found that it was one of the things she really missed. She tried plant-based alternatives, but couldn’t find anything that matched up in terms of taste, texture, and especially

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Published on
June 15, 2020

Andfjord Salmon smashed its investment target in record time last week, raising NOK 150 million (USD 15.5 million, EUR 13.8 million) in a private placement ... 

Photo courtesy of Andjford Salmon

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Published on
June 11, 2020

Andfjord Salmon, which is developing a concession to farm 10,000 metric tons (MT) of salmon in an innovative shore-based facility located on the island of Andøya, Norway, 300 miles inside the Arctic circle, is raising funds through a contemplated private placement, followed by listing on the Merkur Market.  

The funds will be invested in the company’s initial salmon farming facility at Kvalnes, which is on track to receive its

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Published on
June 3, 2020

Cargill’s aquafeed business is making great strides towards supporting more sustainable global aquaculture, according to its 2019 sustainability report, published this week.

Cargill, one of the largest feed companies globally, produces feed for salmon, shrimp, tilapia, and other marine species in 20 countries, supported by innovation centers in Chile, Norway and the U.S.

Cargill Aqua Nutrition President Pilar Cruz said collaboration is key

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Published on
June 3, 2020

One of the positive aspects of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.K. has been a surge in support for local producers, including fishermen ... 

Photo courtesy of Eddie Jordan

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Published on
June 2, 2020

Polish seafood processors are seeking opportunities for cooperation with the U.S. seafood industry, in a project that aims to open up new avenues for business in whitefish and flatfish processing.

Polish Association of Fish Processors Vice President Jarosław Zielinski, who also cooperates with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) to promote Alaskan seafood in Poland, told SeafoodSource that he had received great feedback following a

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