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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February 14, 2024

AquaBounty Technologies announced on Wednesday, 14 February a plan to sell its land-based recirculating aquaculture system salmon farm in the U.S. state of Indiana.

At the same time, Maynard, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based AquaBounty has been seeking to raise funds for a separate RAS farm it is building in Pioneer, Ohio, U.S.A. The company broke ground in April 2022, but in June 2023, it announced it was pausing construction due to

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February 12, 2024

Rancho Dominguez, California, U.S.A.-based Santa Monica Seafood is expanding its operations in the U.S. Mountain West region with the construction of a distribution and processing facility near Denver, Colorado.

The company said the 34,000-square-foot seafood processing and distribution facility, which cost USD 8 million (EUR 7.4 million) to build, is scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2024 and is slated to open in Q2 2024. The

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February 12, 2024

The U.S. seafood trade deficit reached USD 20.3 billion (EUR 18.8 billion) in 2023, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

U.S. imports dipped sharply from USD 30 billion (EUR 27.8 billion) in 2022 to around USD 25.3 billion (EUR 23.5 billion) in 2023, while exports fell slightly from USD 5.1 billion (EUR 4.7 billion) in 2022 to approximately USD 5 billion (EUR 4.6 billion) in 2023, NOAA trade data showed.

The largest annual seafood

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February 12, 2024

Sapmer has received a EUR 20 million (USD 21.6 million) investment from existing shareholder Cana Tera that will keep it operating near Reunion Island.

In November 2023, Sapmer, which is based on France’s Reunion Island, a territory in the Indian Ocean, announced that due to financial difficulties, it had sold its four Mauritius-flagged tuna-fishing vessels and was looking to divest from its Reunion fleet.

In a 6 February press

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February 9, 2024

Jay Lugar is the head of fisheries for the Marine Stewardship Council. In an SeafoodSource interview, Lugar addressed in more detail the problems with MSC's Version 3.0 standard that have resulted in a delay in its implementation.

On 9 February, activist coalition Make Stewardship Count, which has been sharply critical of the Marine Stewardship Council for years, said it opposed the delay.

“This delay is a massive step backward both for

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February 8, 2024

Bioriginal, a subsidiary of Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick, Canada-based Cooke Inc., has acquired POS Biosciences Corp. from Canopy Growth Corp.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada-based Bioriginal produces ingredients and supplements for the human and pet nutrition industries. It has eight manufacturing facilities, 19 warehouses, and offices in Canada; Anaheim, California, U.S.A.; Den Bommel, the Netherlands; and Yokohama, Japan.

POS (Proteins,

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February 7, 2024

The Marine Stewardship Council is revising its approach to its implementation of version 3.0 of its fisheries standard after receiving numerous complaints.

Published in October 2022, MSC Version 3.0 came into effect for new fisheries in May 2023, with previously certified fisheries given six years to enter compliance. The standard review and update for version 3.0 began in 2018 and was considered the most comprehensive review ever

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February 7, 2024

The U.S. government has agreed to a settlement with two American Seafoods subsidiaries to resolve penalties related to alleged Jones Act violations stemming from the use of a dead-end railway in Canada.

Facing a deadline of 5 February set by U.S. District Court Judge Sharon L. Gleason, Kloosterboer International Forwarding (KIF) and Alaska Reefer Management (ARM) filed for dismissal of the case after they “entered into a settlement

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February 7, 2024

Fish is not the most beloved protein in the U.S. market, but Datassential Vice President of Customer Experience Kelley Fechner believes that with a bit more visibility, it could start climbing up the rankings for many consumers.

In Datassential’s most recent survey of American protein preferences, 61 percent of the U.S. population said they love chicken. Bacon was second at 59 percent. Shrimp lagged behind at 49 percent, and fish was even

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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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