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
April 26, 2017

Vietnam’s pangasius industry has seen its European sales plummet in the months following a damaging expose that aired on Spanish television in January 2017, but at a roundtable at Seafood Expo Global, the sector’s leaders began to formulate a comprehensive strategy to regain its market share.

Globally, Vietnam’s pangasius exports reach 130 countries and are valued at USD 1.6 billion (EUR 1.5 billion) annually. However, in Europe… Read More

Published on
April 26, 2017

France Pélagique has contracted with Havyard Ship Technology to design and build a new trawler that will bring state-of-the-art technology to its pelagic fishing efforts.

France Pélagique, part of the Dutch Cornelis Vrolijk Group, will use the new trawler to fish for herring, mackerel and blue whiting. The 80-meter ship, expected to be delivered in December 2018, will replace one of the two French-flagged trawlers of France Pelagiqu… Read More

Published on
April 25, 2017

Cozy Harbor Seafood of Portland, Maine, U.S.A and Globe Export/Algues de Bretagne of Rosporden, France won the top prizes in the Seafood Excellence Global awards at the 2017 Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday, 25 April.

The winners were chosen from a field of 43 finalists by a panel of judges that evaluated the products based on taste and overall eating experience, packaging, marketability, convenience, nutritional value and orig… Read More

Published on
April 24, 2017

The New England Fishery Management Council voted nearly unanimously last week in favor of a partial ban on fishing in an area off the coast of Maine that is home to increasingly rare deepwater corals.

However, the council also approved an exemption that would allow lobstering in the area near Mount Desert Rock and Outer Schoodic Ridge, a fishery with an estimated annual value of USD 4.2 million (EUR 3.8 million), according to an article in the PoRead More

Published on
April 20, 2017

A U.S. federal appeals court has ruled against a challenge to the government’s plan shift the cost of at-sea monitors to fishermen.

At-sea monitors are required for many fisheries – including cod and sole fisheries in New England – by current regulations, and last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which oversees federal fisheries regulation, stopped paying for the costs of the monitors, who collec… Read More

Published on
April 20, 2017

A researcher who studies small-scale fishers in India and Sri Lanka has criticized the actions of the state government of Tamil Nadu, saying it should take more action to reduce illegal fishing in Sri Lankan waters.

At a talk organized by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) in Kochi, India, Maarten Bavinck, a professor at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, said a large, state-subsidized fleet of trawlers from Tamil … Read More

Published on
April 19, 2017

Vietnam’s seafood association VASEP and senior officials from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) will host a press conference and meet-up at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium with the goal of addressing emerging issues in the international perception of pangasius, one of the industry’s chief exports.

The press conference will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Brussels Exposition Cent… Read More

Published on
April 18, 2017

The delegate for American Samoa to the U.S. House of Representatives has asked U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to investigate the possibility of opening U.S. national marine monuments to fishing by American-flagged vessels.

Rep. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-American Samoa) said fishing prohibitions in marine monuments, including the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, were hurting American Samoa’s cannerie… Read More

Published on
April 18, 2017

Peter Hajipieris has joined Singapore-based tilapia farming company Regal Springs Group as its global advisor for corporate social responsbility, sustainability and external affairs.

The Regal Springs Group raises tilapia in lakes in Indonesia, Honduras and Mexico without the use of chemicals, growth hormones or antibiotics. In August 2016, the company was purchased by Golden Springs Group, the parent company of Gold Coin Group, a feed company ba… Read More

Published on
April 18, 2017

Fibras Industriales S.A. (FISA), a maker of nets for use in fishing and aquaculture, will introduce its third-generation netting at the 2017 Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium from 25 to 27 April.

Headquartered in Lima, Peru, FISA is the one of the largest multi-filament fishing net makers in the world, manufacturing a full range of netting for purse-seine fishing, trawling, long-line fishing and fish-farming. In recent years, it has extend… Read More