Cliff White

Cliff White

Executive Editor

Cliff White is the executive editor of SeafoodSource, a leading online source for global seafood industry news, trends, expo coverage and business resources. He has 13 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
June 22, 2017

Peru's fisheries sector achieved a 20.96 percent growth from April 2016-2017 as compared to the previous twelve-month period, Peru's National Fisheries Society (SNP) reported.

The increase was primarily due to a massively better anchovy season, with the season’s catch totals rising by 1,860 percent compared to the previous season, to a total of 382,660 tons.

That increase was significant enough to affect Peru’s overall gross domestic … Read More

Published on
June 22, 2017

Thailand has pledged to further strengthen multi-stakeholder partnerships to combat illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing and labor abuses in its fisheries sector, according to representatives of its government at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. earlier this month.

The Thai delegation was led by its ambassador to the United States, Pisan Manawapat, and was comprised of senior officials from Thai agencies working on … Read More

Published on
June 21, 2017

Federal scientists are predicting large “dead zones” to form this summer in the Gulf of Mexico and the Chesapeake Bay, with runoff from agricultural areas resulting in hypoxic zones incapable of supporting marine life.

In the Gulf of Mexico, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are expecting the third-largest dead zone ever recorded. The hypoxic zone is expected to reach 8,200 cubic miles – about 5… Read More

Published on
June 21, 2017

Chris Oliver, the former executive director of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, has been appointed as the next assistant administrator for Fisheries at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Oliver was named to the position by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, with concurrence from the White House. Oliver replaces Acting Assistant Administrator Samuel Rauch, who will return to his position as the deputy assistant … Read More

Published on
June 20, 2017

Bryan Adams, a former state representative, has been appointed the new executive director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board by Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser.

State Rep. Bryan Adams is a former firefighter who and a member of the state House of Representatives for four years. He also worked as an assistant state fire marshal, according to the Shreveport Times.

"I'm thrilled for the opportunity to promote what I believe is Louisiana… Read More

Published on
June 20, 2017

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute recently completed an outreach campaign that successfully reached a core consumer demographic via a popular shopping app.

As part of a special for Lent, ASMI offered a special cash-back offer to consumers who used the Ibotta shopping app to purchase frozen Alaska pollock items in select U.S. retail outlets. Ibotta is an app-based cash rewards platform that handles both the rebate offer and redemption, and is… Read More

Published on
June 20, 2017

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke completed a trip to the U.S. Northeast as part of a review of recently created U.S. national monuments, including the controversial Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. 

Zinke is in the process of reviewing all national monuments designated in the past 21 years as part of an executive order signed by President Donald Trump in April.

“Right now, I’m in the information colle… Read More

Published on
June 19, 2017

The 2017 SeaWeb Seafood Summit, which took place 5 to 7 June in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., brought together more than 580 global representatives of the seafood industry, the conservation community, academia, government, and the media for in-depth discussions, presentations and networking around the issue of sustainable seafood. 

Here’s a review of the news that was made at this year’s summit:

A major topic of discussion at the … Read More

Published on
June 19, 2017

On 9 June, even after four full days of engagement at the 2017 SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Seattle, Washington U.S.A., Taylor Shellfish's Bill Taylor was still going strong.

Standing backwards on a southbound bus headed for a mussel and oyster farm that his company operates near Olympia, Washington, Taylor held court. The summit participants who elected to participate in the post-conference, full-day tour of Taylor Shellfish’s operations, list… Read More

Published on
June 19, 2017

A protocol for enhancing sustainability of soy grown in the United States is gaining acceptance from aquaculture certification schemes and organizations around the world, according to the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC).

The U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol, or SSAP, is a third-party audited

Certification that verifies the sustainable soybean production in the United States. It was developed by the United Soybean Board, the American… Read More