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
September 26, 2023

Goldman Sachs has completed its takeover of Frøy and will delist it from the Euronext Oslo exchange on 26 September.

The U.S. financial services firm acquired 72 percent of aquaculture services company from SalMar in a deal worth a reported NOK 6.6 billion (USD 630 million, EUR 577 million) in August 2023. Its subsidiary, Falcon Bidco, subsequently made a mandatory NOK 76.50  (USD 6.93, EUR 6.47) offer for each remaining share of

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September 25, 2023

New Zealand King Salmon posted a profit in the first half of the year due to reduced mortalities and higher pricing.

The Nelson, New Zealand-based aquaculture firm scored a NZD 10.6 million (USD 6.3 million, EUR 5.9 million) half-year profit, a positive jolt compared to its net loss of NZD 24.5 million in the same time period a year prior. Its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) reached NZD 10.7 million (USD

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September 22, 2023

Separate lawsuits filed by Cooke Aquaculture and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe challenging the U.S. state of Washington’s November 2022 refusal of farming permits and decision to ban net-pen finfish aquaculture have met divergent fates.

The Cooke suit, filed 14 December, 2022, was in large part gutted by a May 2023 ruling from Washington Superior Court Judge Indu Thomas issuing a summary judgment against most of its claims.

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September 21, 2023

Seoul, South Korea-headquartered Dongwon Group is considering initial public offerings for three of its subsidiaries to pay for an acquisition target.

Dongwon, which has owned StarKist since purchasing it from Del Monte Foods in 2008, is exploring the potential of issuing IPOs for the Reston, Virginia, U.S.A.-based canned tuna company, as well as two of its other subsidiaries, to give it the funds necessary to purchase HMM, South Korea’s

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September 21, 2023

At least 10 suspected cases of botulism have been reported in France, resulting in one death, as a result of botulism poisoning linked to sardines served in a restaurant in Bordeaux.

The outbreak has been linked to the Tchin Tchin Wine Bar in Bordeaux, located close to the Rugby World Cup 2023 fan zone and in an area popular with tourists. Three of those sickened are Canadian citizens, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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September 20, 2023

Global production of fishmeal and fish oil was down 52 percent in July 2023, hurt primarily by a plunge in Peruvian supply due to the cancelation of the country’s anchoveta season.

Peru’s fishmeal production is down 76 percent year over year through July, according to IFFO, The Marine Ingredients Organization, dragging down global cumulative fishmeal production 31 percent year over year.

IFFO reported lower catches in reduction

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September 20, 2023

Purecod has entered bankruptcy proceedings and is in the middle of a major restructuring, according to the company’s CEO, Eirik Jørs.

Founded in 2020, Sykkylven, Norway-based Purecod was granted a permit to farm a maximum of 3,120 metric tons standing biomass of Atlantic cod at sea in closed pens at Røneset, Storfjorden, Norway from the Møre and Romsdal county municipality in March 2022. Its permits remain active,

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September 20, 2023

Hilton Food Group will build a manufacturing facility in Eastern Canada after signing a long-term supply agreement with Walmart Canada.

The location of the new facility has not yet been announced, but it will supply Walmart with protein products including seafood, beef, lamb, and pork, including added-value products.

"This agreement further extends our global footprint and will be our first manufacturing facility in North America,” Hilton

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September 19, 2023

Laxey, formerly named Icelandic Land Farmed Salmon, has raised EUR 42 million (USD 45 million) in the first phase of its equity fundraising effort.

The company has already commenced construction on a 32,000-metric-ton land-based flowthrough Atlantic salmon farm in a former quarry on Heimaey, the largest of the Westman Islands, situated off the south coast of Iceland. The project includes a hatchery to be completed by the end of 2023 and grow-out

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September 18, 2023

Paiania, Greece-based Avramar may be sold if its ongoing debt problems cannot be resolved, according to media reports.

Formed in 2020 through the merger of Andromeda Group, Nireus, Selonda, and fish feed producer Perseus, united by funding from U.S.-based company Amerra Capital Management and Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Company, Avramar has EUR 450 million (USD 480 million) in outstanding loans, according to Capital. Since

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