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
February 25, 2020

Sunnyvale Seafoods has targeted the U.S. West Coast for a sales push, with plans to expand its local distribution from San Francisco up the Northwest coast and expand its product lines to include more regional items.

Sunnyvale, which was purchased in 2012 by Guolian, a Zhangjiang, China-based multinational producer and seller of shrimp and tilapia, and which has shifted to become Guolian’s U.S. sales arm in recent years, is focused on

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February 25, 2020

Kingfish Zeeland announced 25 February it is changing its corporate name to The Kingfish Company.

The move will better reflect the company’s global presence, as it seeks to open a new recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) yellowtail farm in Jonesport, Maine, U.S.A. The company is also expanding its RAS farm at its headquarters in Kats, The Netherlands. The Kingfish Company will serve as the parent company for Kingfish Zeeland and Kingfish

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February 24, 2020

Iceland Seafood International has completed the acquisition of Elba Seafood

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February 24, 2020

Skaginn 3X AS has hired Kai Einar Jensen Bystrøm as its new sales manager for its Norwegian operations.

Akranes, Iceland-based Skaginn 3X is a maker chilling, freezing, and processing equipment and technology for the seafood industry. It opened an office in Norway in 2017.

Bystrøm will start 1 April, according to Magni Veturlidason, the CEO of Skaginn 3X’s Norwegian operations.

“Kai Jensen Bystrøm comes as a

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February 21, 2020

An additional five farms in Ecuador have met Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) standards for shrimp production, which requires Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification, 100 percent traceability, zero use of antibiotics, and a net neutral impact on the environment.

The SSP is an initiative launched in 2018 by a group of Ecuadorian shrimp farming companies with the goal of increasing the standards of Ecuadorian shrimp production.

The new

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February 21, 2020

Loos-en-Gohelle, France-based Truite Service has begun selling its farm-raised trout raised on algal oil that imbues the fish with omega-3 fatty acids ... 

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February 20, 2020

The Global Aquaculture Alliance, which operates the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, has announced an extension period for Chinese seafood companies in the process of applying for BAP certification.

A statement from GAA Communications Manager Steven Hedlund said the extension was granted as a result of the outbreak of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus, which has disrupted business in China.

“GAA is encouraged by the news that the

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February 20, 2020

Bergen, Norway-based aquaculture analytics company Manolin has begun to offer risk forecasting and centralized data archives for salmon farmers across Norway.

Manolin, a 2018 graduate of the Hatch start-up accelerator, began by offering a predictive tool to identify farms at risk for pancreas disease (PD) and sea lice events. In March 2019, it launched Innsikt to help salmon farmers track, compare, and improve sea lice treatment strategies.

Now,

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February 19, 2020

The Dominican Republic’s fishing sector is being harmed by illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and unsustainable practices that are resulting in lost economic benefit and higher import totals.

According to the Dominican Today, the fishing industry in the Caribbean nation brings in around DOP 5 billion (USD 93.4 million, EUR 84.4 million) annually.

Yet illegal activity carried out both by local fishermen and by foreign

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Published on
February 19, 2020

Manama, Bahrain-based private equity firm Investcorp recently took an ownership stake in Bensenville, Illinois, U.S.A.-based Fortune International LLC, a premium seafood and gourmet food distributor with operations centered in the U.S. Midwest ... 

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