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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December 3, 2021

Three major land-based aquaculture projects – Atlantic salmon farms planned by Nordic Aquafarms and Whole Oceans, and The Kingfish Company’s yellowtail farm – are all set to initiate construction in coming months in the U.S. state of Maine.

Fredrikstad, Norway-based Nordic Aquafarms won a key legal victory in November 2021 and, in August 2021, it obtained the last permit it needed to begin construction on

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December 2, 2021

Perth, Australia-based Seafarms has broken ground on its massive new shrimp-aquaculture project in Australia’s Northern Territory ... 

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November 30, 2021

The Dungeness crab fisheries across most of the U.S. West Coast are set to open Wednesday, 1 December.

The Dungeness season in Oregon, Washington, and Northern California are set to open on time after years in which the opener has been delayed. The Tri-State Dungeness Crab Committee, which manages the fishery under the auspices of the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, said preseason testing revealed high meat yields and little to no

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November 29, 2021

Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods Manager Technical Services Darrin Moran has been named the president of the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Lobster Eco-Certification Society. 

The group oversees the Marine Stewardship Council certification for the inshore lobster trap fishery for the Canadian Maritimes. Moran previously served as vice president of the group, and has been a board member of the Lobster Society since 2014. While serving on the

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November 26, 2021

Tewksbury, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based electronic seafood market Dealboard, has hired Steve Engdahl as its director responsible for marketing, sales, and client success ... 

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November 24, 2021

The 2022 edition of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global will be the largest version of the event in its history, Portland, Maine, U.S.A-based organizer Diversified Communications said on Wednesday, 23 November.  [Editor's note: Diversified Communications also owns and operates SeafoodSource].

For the event’s first edition at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain, taking place 26 to 28 April, 2022,

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November 23, 2021

Bumble Bee Seafood Company has hired Laura Chamberlain to join its senior leadership team ... 

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November 22, 2021

Reykjavík, Iceland-headquartered seafood processing machinery and technology firm Marel closed its acquisition of Kópavogur, Iceland-based whitefish- and salmon-processing specialist Valka.

The acquisition, first announced in July 2021, gives Marel a minimum of 90 percent control over Valka’s share capital. Terms of the deal were not released. The transaction was subject to approval from Icelandic financial authorities on

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November 19, 2021

FCF has chosen Wise Solutions’ WiseFish ERP system for its affiliated production companies in Papua New Guinea ... 

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November 18, 2021

An innovative project meant to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve management and oversight of Cermaq’s salmon-farming operations has moved into its second phase.

The iFarm project – a collaboration between Cermaq, BioSort, and ScaleAQ – formally launched in January 2020. It uses a closed pen with a narrow surface opening, forcing the farmed fish to travel through an image-capturing station

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