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
December 11, 2018

Anders Jonas Brøns, the co-owner and CEO of Vodskov, Denmark-based Polar Seafood, was found dead outside a waterside restaurant in Aalborg, Denmark on Friday, 7 December.

No foul play is suspected, police told Greenland newspaper Sermitsiaq. Polar Seafood Henrik Leth told Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet Brøns had a business meeting earlier in the evening at the restaurant.

“I'm definitely also sure it's not suicide,” he

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Published on
December 5, 2018

Last month, Alexa Tonkovich, the executive director of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) announced she would be relinquishing her position in order to pursue a master’s degree in international business in London, U.K. 

ASMI is a public-private partnership between the state of Alaska and the Alaska seafood industry, created to market Alaska seafood globally. The organization recently named its communications program

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Published on
December 4, 2018

Topsfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based East Coast Seafood Group has announced that chief executive officer Chris Maze has left the company.

Maze has been named the head of Pescanova USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Spanish seafood conglomerate Pescanova, according to Europa Press.

Brad Hudson, a principal of Forum Capital, which is a primary investor in East Coast Seafood Group, has been tapped to serve as the company’s interim CEO following

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Published on
December 3, 2018

Meeting at the G20 Summit on Saturday, 1 December in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to a détente in their trade war.

In an announcement after the meeting, the White House said Trump had agreed to postpone his plan to ramp up existing 10 percent tariffs on USD 200 billion (EUR 170 billion) of Chinese goods to a 25 percent rate on 1 January, 2019. That move is contingent upon

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Published on
November 30, 2018

Increasing temperatures, ocean acidification, and deoxygenation are the outcomes from climate change that will cause the most damage the world’s marine economy, according to National Climate Assessment report released by the U.S. Global Change Research Program on Friday, 23 November. 

The federal program that released the report was mandated by Congress to coordinate federal research and investments in understanding the forces shaping

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Published on
November 29, 2018

A Trump administration challenge to a three-month-old ban on the import of Mexican shrimp and other seafood caught by gillnet in the Upper Gulf of California was rejected by a federal court on 28 November.

Implemented under protections bestowed on the critically endangered vaquita porpoise by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the seafood import ban has now been challenged unsuccessfully three times by the administration of U.S. President Donald

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Published on
November 29, 2018

Pacifical, the marketing arm for tuna caught in Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) waters, will partner with Swiss food company Gustav Gerig to make its “Raimond Freres” branded products fully traceable through Ethereum blockchain technology.

Gustav Gerig’s canned tuna and its Rosé range of products – sold both through retailers and directly to foodservice outlets in Europe – carries both the Pacifical logo

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Published on
November 27, 2018

Seven months after it announced its purchase of the Seattle Fish Company of New Mexico, Santa Monica Seafood is moving to integrate the firm into its regular operations.

The Seattle Fish Company of New Mexico name brand is being phased out as of 1 December, Santa Monica Seafood President and CEO Roger O’Brien said. 

“We want to take advantage of Santa Monica Seafood’s stronger brand name as well as to minimize confusion

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Published on
November 23, 2018

Daniel Myer Cohen, the founder and former CEO of Atlantic Capes Fisheries, passed away on 20 November.

Cohen, 63, died after battling cancer, according to an obituary published by Saving Seafood.

Cohen founded Cape May, New Jersey, U.S.A.-based scallop and clam-focused firm Atlantic Capes Fisheries in 1976, growing it into a vertically integrated firm with additional facilities in Maryland, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

In October 2018,

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Published on
November 21, 2018

The board of directors of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has voted to transition its sustainable fisheries certification scheme, the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification, out of the organization.

The Alaska RFM was created by ASMI and other Alaskan entities in 2010 as an alternative to the Marine Stewardship Council sustainability certification, and ASMI took over sole proprietorship of the certification in 2015.

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