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
May 14, 2019

The Chilean jack mackerel (Trachurus murphyi) fishery has become the biggest Marine Stewardship Council-certified fishery in Latin America, following a 15-month assessment against the MSC fisheries standard.

Since the 1970s, this fish has become one of the world's most important commercial fish species, and Chile is the main fisher for this product in the Pacific Ocean. In 2018, Chilean exports reached USD 166 million (EUR 148 million). Now, the

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May 9, 2019

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have just published one of the first comprehensive global evaluations of the potential for sustainable aquaculture under current governance, policy and investment regimes.  

Their study, published in the journal Marine Policy, found that marine aquaculture is a rapidly growing industry that presents both opportunities and risks for the environment and society.

Using a

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Published on
May 9, 2019

Chilean trade body SalmonChile outlined details from its latest sustainability report at the 2019 Seafood Expo Global, showing a 23 percent reduction in the sector’s use of antibiotics.

“This is the largest reduction in the past four years and we are delighted with the result,” SalmonChile Executive Director Arturo Clément told SeafoodSource. “It is difficult to say when we will be able to stop using antibiotics

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May 8, 2019

Results of a new Eurobarometer study, presented by the European Commission at the 2019 Seafood Expo Global, showed how little seafood consumption patterns have evolved over the past two years.

The study, “E.U. consumer habits on fishery and aquaculture products,” was a follow-up of a similar 2016 survey involved face-to-face interviews with 27,734 people in all 28 E.U. member-states. The new findings suggest that purchasing and

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May 6, 2019

A DNA study undertaken by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), has revealed that mislabeling of seafood in South Korea is common across several key species. 

During a year-long investigation in 2018, more than one-third (34.8 percent) of samples collected at restaurants, fish markets, and supermarkets in and around the capital, Seoul, turned out not to be what they were being sold as, analysis showed. 

Selling fraudulent fish

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April 30, 2019

A joint campaign in France run by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), has just landed the two organizations a Grand Prix Award for Social Responsibility. It was presented during a ceremony in Paris at PRODURABLE, the fair for Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibly.

The prize was awarded for “Semaine de la Peche Responsible” (Sustainable Seafood Week), which was first

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Published on
April 9, 2019

A new study involving an international and multidisciplinary team of experts from universities and organizations in and beyond the aquaculture industry concludes that there is an urgent need for a paradigm shift in the definition of sustainable shrimp feed.

The global farmed shrimp industry has an estimated production volume around four million metric tons (MT), and has become one of the biggest consumers of fishmeal in the aquaculture sector.

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April 1, 2019

Young’s Seafood has entered the digital age with one of the most targeted marketing campaigns ever to support its frozen category Chip Shop family meal brand and Gastro restaurant quality brand.

The campaign, which went live on 1 April, is being delivered to Young’s core target audience through an exclusive partnership with Sky Media and its sophisticated AdSmart technology, Young’s Communications Manager Nicholas Donnelly told

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March 12, 2019

A new collaboration between Scottish distillery Glenglassaugh (pronounced Glenglassa) and smoked salmon producer Sutherlands of Portsoy, has led to the creation of a luxury smoked salmon infused with Glenglassaugh Peated Torfa Single Malt Whisky. 

The new product took several months to perfect, and is the result of extensive testing with a range of whiskies from the distillery, Sutherlands Managing Director Elaine Sutherland told

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February 27, 2019

When former chef Daniel Pawson decided to listen to his customers and sell his signature crispy fried salmon skins as a snack, he had little idea that Sea Chips would become so successful.

“I have never liked waste and was always looking for ways to use up the bits that most people throw away, such as salmon skin. Instead, I used it as a garnish, and so many customers really liked the taste and texture and encouraged me to investigate its

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