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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April 19, 2019

Russian Fishery Company’s Nordeco-branded products made from Alaska pollock have arrived on retail shelves in Russia.

Fillets, mince, and fish sticks made with Alaska pollock are now being sold in the Caviar and Fish outlet in Saint Petersburg and in the Samberi store in Primorsky Krai.

“We hope that Nordeco products will become for Russians the standard of quality and true taste of pollock – wild white fish, a rich source of

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April 18, 2019

Former Bumble Bee Foods executives Kenneth Worsham and Walter Scott Cameron will serve as the U.S. government’s key witnesses in the price-fixing trial of former Bumble Bee CEO Chris Lischewski, according to a motion recently filed by Lischewski’s attorneys.

Worsham formerly served as Bumble Bee’s senior vice president of trade marketing, while Cameron was the company’s senior vice president of sales. Both were indicted

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April 18, 2019

Lawyers for former Bumble Bee Foods CEO Chris Lischewski are making an argument that his efforts to align U.S. canned tuna suppliers against marketing products as “FAD-free” are protected from prosecution by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

And because of this ostensible overstep, the single charge filed by the U.S. government against Lischewski, which includes allegations of both price-fixing and anti-competitive

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April 18, 2019

Shrimp imports into the United States fell again in February, with a drop of nearly 10 percent over the same month a year prior.

The U.S. brought in 42,871 metric tons (MT) of shrimp, 9.9 percent less than the 47,568 MT imported in February 2018. Indonesia, Vietnam, China and Thailand all saw significant decreases in the amount of shrimp they sent to the U.S. in February.

The major outlier to the trend continued to be India, which saw its

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April 18, 2019

The government of the Central American country of Belize has approved a plan to triple the size of its marine protected areas, raising the total of its territorial waters in marine protected areas to 10 percent.

Belize first announced the move at the World Ocean Summit in March 2018, aiming to create protections from fishing and mining activities so as to rebuild fish populations and help protect critical marine habitats, Belize Fisheries

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April 16, 2019

Dongwon Group Chairman Kim Jae-cheol announced his retirement at the fiftieth anniversary celebration of the company he grew from a small-time fishing operation into one of the biggest seafood companies in the world.

His son, Kim Nam-jeong, who has been serving as the vice president of the Seoul, South Korea-headquartered Dongwon Group, will take over as chairman, with his father serving as an interim advisor through the transition, according to

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April 15, 2019

J. Douglas Hines is the CEO and managing director of AFT Holdings, a diversified holding company and the owner of All About Healthy Foods Holdings and its subsidiary Atlantic Natural Foods, which produces vegan seafood alternative products, including the Loma Linda brand of TUNO products. Additionally, through its subsidiary the South Pacific Tuna Corporation, AFT Holdings owns a fleet of Pacific Ocean-based tuna-fishing vessels, but the company

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April 15, 2019

There was a time when many in the seafood industry openly disliked the Monterey Bay Aquarium. And not long ago, the aquarium’s Seafood Watch program didn’t think very highly of much commercially-produced seafood, such as the equivalent of the industry’s bread and butter – farmed salmon. As recently as 2013, Seafood Watch advised its millions of sustainability-conscious adherents to avoid farmed salmon altogether.

But a

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April 12, 2019

A U.S. judge holds the fate of canned tuna company StarKist in his hands, according to a company representative speaking in federal court.

Niall Lynch, an attorney representing StarKist in a hearing with U.S. District Court Judge Edward M. Chen, called the decision in the upcoming sentencing of the company following its guilty plea “unprecedented.”

“This is a USD 50 million [EUR 44.3 million] hearing. The low end [of the

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April 12, 2019

Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods has named Mary O’Rourke as vice president of its broadline foodservice and wholesale business.

El Segundo, California, U.S.A.-based Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods (COSFF) promoted O’Rourke from her previous position as the company’s senior director of foodservice. In her new role, O’Rourke will lead a team that services regional wholesalers and independent operators nationally, the company

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