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. 

Published on
April 14, 2021

Three workers at Atlantic Sapphire’s land-based salmon farm in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. were hospitalized on Tuesday, 13 March, after being overcome by fumes.

Miami-area emergency services responded to a 911 call from Atlantic Sapphire’s recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) farm and took three employees to the hospital, according to CBS Miami. The employees were pulled from a large fish tank at the farm by their coworkers before

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April 14, 2021

Paris, France-based Ÿnsect has consolidated its position as one of the world’s leaders in insect food and feed development with the purchase of Protifarm.

Based in Ermelo, the Netherlands, Protifarm produces mealworm ingredients for human food applications, while Ÿnsect is a producer of ingredients derived from mealworms for aquafeed, livestock, and pet food. The Protifarm acquisition means Ÿnsect will be able

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Published on
April 13, 2021

Sustainable aquaculture investment fund Aqua-Spark has hired Willem van der Pijl as editor-in-chief of Aqua Insights, a new report and blog series focused on sustainable aquaculture.

Van der Pijl is the founder of the Seafood Trade Intelligence Portal (STIP) and the consulting firm Shrimp Insights, which he will continue to operate.

"As one of the aquaculture industry's leading market intelligence experts, we're honored to have Willem van der

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April 13, 2021

Kılıç Deniz Urunleri has received a EUR 80 million (USD 95.5 million) syndicated lending facility from two European development banks.

Dutch development bank FMO has committed EUR 65 million (USD 77.6 million) and French development finance institution Proparco has chipped in EUR 15 million (USD 17.9 million) to the facility, which will be used to support Kılıç’s expansion plans in Turkey.

Bodrum, Muğla, Turkey-based

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April 12, 2021

A fight is brewing between environmental groups and Cooke Seafood, which is hoping to expand its operations in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Cooke Seafood Kelly Cove Salmon has applied for permits to allow for at least 30 new net-pens at three sites, including an expansion of its Rattling Beach site in the Annapolis Basin from 8.75 hectares to just over 29 hectares, and the expansion of an existing site in Liverpool Bay to 20 cages. In a speech to the

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April 6, 2021

This year’s version of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, scheduled for 11 to 13 July, 2021, has been canceled by organizer Diversified Communications.

The next edition of the expo will take place 13 to 15 March, 2022, according to Diversified.

“In light of ongoing public health concerns caused by the pandemic, Diversified Communications, organizer of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North

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Published on
April 5, 2021

Will Nagle has been hired by Miami, Florida, U.S.A.-based Pescanova USA as its national sales director ... 

Photo courtesy of Pescanova

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April 5, 2021

El Segundo, California, U.S.A.-based Chicken of the Sea (COSI) and its parent company, Thai Union, have come to an agreement with the direct-purchaser plaintiffs in the long-running canned tuna price-fixing case ... 

Photo courtesy of Tonelson

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Published on
April 2, 2021

Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly has instituted a six-month delay on a bill that would have pushed Costa Rica’s tuna purse-seiners out to beyond 100 miles from its coast.

Costa Rica has no nationally-flagged tuna-fishing vessels, but allows vessels from Venezuela and Nicaragua to fish up to 9,000 metric tons (MT) of yellowfin tuna in its territorial waters, with the requirement that it all be processed at a canning facility in

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April 2, 2021

The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) hired former FMI - The Food Industry Association Senior Manager of Communications Melaina Lewis as its new communications director.

NFI, based in McLean, Virginia, U.S.A., is the largest U.S. seafood trade group. NFI President John Connelly praised Lewis’ work during her five years at FMI, where she developed and implemented communications strategies for the company’s digital platforms,

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