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
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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Published on
May 26, 2020

Work started last week on the NOK 1.3 billion (USD 130 million, EUR 118 million) first phase of Salmon Evolution’s fish farm in an abandoned quarry at Indre Harøy on the west coast of Norway.

When all three phases of the project are complete, it is expected to be one of Europe’s largest fish farms, producing 36,000 metric tons (MT) per year.

The first phase tanks being installed will have the capacity to produce 9,000 MT of

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Published on
May 18, 2020

The power of transparency when it comes to building lasting relationships with consumers is apparent in the results of the latest Feed4Thought survey conducted by international aquafeed company Cargill.

According to Pilar Cruz, president of Cargill’s aqua-nutrition business, transparency in the supply chain is critical when building consumer trust – a notion reiterated in the new survey’s feedback.

“The results of our

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Published on
May 7, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant effect on the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, as well as on markets for seafood, but Turkey has avoided the worst ... 

Photo courtesy of Eran

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Published on
May 6, 2020

Women fish processors in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) have been looking to gain greater access to affordable fish over the course of a long-running collaborative campaign.

The latest iteration of the European Union-Côte d’Ivoire Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement (SFPA) encourages E.U. shipowners to sell part of their local catch directly to Ivorian women, and SFPA sectoral support now includes a fund to help the women

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Published on
May 4, 2020

As the Scottish seafood industry continues to feel the pain of the COVID-19 lockdown, fishermen are railing against boycotts of their products in France.

Mike Park, CEO of the Scottish White Fish Association, said a “buy-local” movement in France spurred by the coronavirus has resulted in French retailers spurning Scottish imports.

“Unfortunately, the small volume of exports of species such as hake and anglerfish that we have

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Published on
April 29, 2020

Six years after founding Norway-based Andfjord Salmon, Roy Bernt Pettersen is about to see his vision for a unique, sustainable, flow-through salmon farming operation become a reality.

Located on Andøya, the northernmost island in the Arctic Archipelago of Lofoten, Vesterålen, Andfjord Salmon has been granted a concession by the Norwegian government to farm 10,000 metric tons (MT) of farmed salmon. The company’s

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