Cliff White

Cliff White

Executive Editor

Cliff White is the executive editor of SeafoodSource. He has 15 years of experience as a professional journalist, including serving as the senior business reporter for the McClatchy-owned Centre Daily Times in State College, Pennsylvania, where he won state and national awards for his coverage of the development of the Marcellus Shale natural gas deposit and the Jerry Sandusky scandal. 


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Published on
February 6, 2024

McDonald’s, Walmart, and Cargill are among the hundreds of U.S. food brands whose production processes have been tied to prison labor by a recent Associated Press investigation.

The AP report, published 29 January, traced at least USD 200 million (EUR 215 million) worth of sales of farmed goods and livestock to products grown by U.S. prisoners over the past six years. The products include soy, corn, and wheat bought by aquafeed producers

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February 6, 2024

Poul Andrias Jacobsen is the marketing manager for Glyvrar, Faroe Islands-based Bakkafrost, which produced 90,600 metric tons of farmed salmon in 2022 and had revenue of USD 1 billion (EUR 900 million) in the year, ranking it in the top 10 of farmed salmon producers in the world. It expanded into Scotland in 2019 after purchasing a majority stake in the Scottish Salmon Company.

Jacobsen sat down with SeafoodSource to discuss the Faroese origins

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February 5, 2024

Bandung, Indonesia-based aquaculture technology startup eFishery, which has a valuation exceeding USD 1.3 billion (EUR 1.2 billion), is expanding beyond Southeast Asia.

The company, which offers fish and shrimp farmers an end-to-end platform granting access to feed, financing, and markets, has completed its first commercial pilot testing in India, “marking a significant milestone in its global expansion journey.”

"Beginning with

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February 1, 2024

Phillips Foods has formed a Canadian subsidiary to purchase South Shore Seafoods, which has been operating under the direction of a court-appointed restructuring firm after it defaulted on its debt.

Bloomfield, Prince Edward Island, Canada-based South Shore Seafoods owes over CAD 56 million (USD 41 million, EUR 39 million) to creditors, including CAD 26 million (USD 19.2 million, EUR 18.1 million) in principle in outstanding secured loans

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February 1, 2024

In another deal involving the sale of seafood industry data, Kontali has acquired the Nasdaq Salmon Index.

Founded in 2008 by Nasdaq, the Nasdaq Salmon Index provides pricing data for Norwegian salmon exports. It serves as a price reference for contracts and as a benchmark representing 95 percent of the index used for derivatives contracts traded via the Fish Pool exchange, according to the company.

“With Kontali as the new owner and

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February 1, 2024

U.S. pangasius imports fell significantly in 2023, potentially due to its price rising beyond USD 3.50 (EUR 3.22) per pound in April 2022.

The price of 5- to 7-ounce frozen pangasius fillets is now below USD 2 (EUR 1.84) per pound, but year-to-date imports through November 2023 have cratered at 166 million pounds, down from 284 million pounds for all of 2022. Pangasius had been on an upward trajectory in the U.S., which imported 110 million

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February 1, 2024

Kyokuyo, Japan's fourth-largest seafood company, has acquired Turkish seafood processor Kocaman Su Ürünleri İhracat ve İthalat Ticaret.

The acquisition was announced 29 January in a letter from the company’s board of directors, which confirmed Kocaman will become a holding of Kyokuyo Europe BV. Terms were not revealed, but the deal includes the transfer of 1.78 million shares of Kyokuyo stock to owners Osman Kocaman, Metin

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January 31, 2024

OBI Seafoods has decided to close its Larsen Bay plant on Alaska’s Kodiak Island for the 2024 salmon season.

The Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.-based seafood company, formed in 2020 through a merger between Ocean Beauty Seafoods and Icicle Seafoods as a means to help OBI compete against rivals Trident Seafoods and Silver Bay Seafoods in Alaska, is a major player in the salmon fishery in the U.S. state of Alaska. But its footprint will get

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January 31, 2024

Roman Tkachenko, the CEO of Direct Source Seafood, a seafood importer based in Bellevue, Washington, U.S.A., is not thrilled with the U.S. government’s decision to implement and then expand a ban on Russian seafood entering the U.S.

Russian king crab inventories are almost extinguished in the U.S., and it’s impossible to bring more in as cooked frozen legs and claws, even with third-country processing that would change the country of

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January 31, 2024

China and Indonesia are leading a charge that will see global tilapia production rise to over 7 million metric tons in 2024.

If the prediction from Rabobank and the Global Seafood Alliance holds true, it would be the equivalent of 5 percent year-over-year growth, and a 13 percent increase from 2019.

“Overall, the growth of tilapia has been pretty consistent with year-over-year increases, averaging about 5.4 percent each year,” Urner

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