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.

Published on
December 13, 2017

The sale of China Fishery Group’s Peruvian assets has been delayed by a trustee appointed to oversee the company’s bankruptcy proceedings

China Fishery Group (CFG), part of Pacific Andes International Holdings, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2016. The court-appointed trustee of CFG, William J. Brandt, Jr., previously told SeafoodSource he expected to take bids on CFG through 8 December and hold an auction on 13 December.

However, … Read More

Published on
December 12, 2017

Larry Cotter, CEO for the Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association (APICDA) and APICDA Joint Ventures, has said he will retire at the end of 2018. 

APICDA is one of six Western Alaska Community Development Quota corporations established in 1992. The nonprofit organization controls a portion of Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands quotas for groundfish, halibut, and crab and exists to support the rural Alaska villages of Akutan, … Read More

Published on
December 11, 2017

The mayor of New Bedford, Massachusetts, traveled to Washington D.C. last week to ask Chris Oliver, the assistant administrator for Fisheries at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to help get the fishermen of Northeast Fishery Sector IX back on the water.

Sector IX, comprised of 22 vessels manned by 80 fishermen, was barred from fishing for groundfish when the National Marine Fisheries Service withdrew approval of its ope… Read More

Published on
December 8, 2017

The National Fisheries Institute has launched a new website aimed at professional chefs and members of the foodservice industry.

The site, NFIHooked.com, contains videos, articles on trends, nutrition notes, and recipes designed to “encourage chefs to menu seafood,” NFI’s Communications Manager Lynsee Fowler said in a press release.

 “The Hooked newsletter quickly evolved to include a video component which received gr… Read More

Published on
December 7, 2017

The government of the Philippines has voiced concern over Papua New Guinea’s recently announced plan to require that all fish caught in its waters be processed domestically.

Currently, only about one in five fish caught in PNG waters is processed inside the country, and PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill made formulated the new plan in order to provide jobs and increase domestic commerce and foreign exchange earnings in his country, acc… Read More

Published on
December 6, 2017

Arturo Clement, the former general manager of salmon farming firm Multiexport Foods and the founder of SalmonEx and DataSalmon, will become the president of Chile’s salmon industry association, SalmonChile.

Founded in 1986, SalmonChile is composed of 47 salmon farming and aquaculture support companies operating in Chile. The organization’s current president Felipe Sandoval chose in November not to run for the position again, and his c… Read More

Published on
December 6, 2017

Coral Gables, Florida-based Suram Trading Corp., a direct importer of frozen seafood to the United States, has announced its hiring of Dan Herring as Vice President of National Accounts.

Suram Trading owns the Royal Tiger and Royal White frozen shrimp brands and also is a supplier to additional private-label items.

Herring has more than 30 years’ experience in the seafood industry as a processor, buyer, and seller of value-added shrimp… Read More

Published on
December 5, 2017

Representatives of Northeast Fishery Sector IX have expressed their opposition to a decision by the National Marine Fisheries Service to withdraw its approval of its operations plan, which effectively forbids them from fishing for groundfish.

The move by NMFS is in response to past and ongoing non-compliance with the plan by the sector’s vessels, according to a letter sent 20 November by John Bullard, the regional administrator for the Grea… Read More

Published on
December 5, 2017

Tri Marine and Maersk have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) to expand the Port of Noro to allow it to accommodate greater tuna offloading and exporting.

The deal is expected to increase the volume of reefer containers originating from the Port of Noro, SIPA CEO Eranda Kotelawala told The Solomon Star.

“The MoU will also assist the Port of Noro transform into a regional export hub in the Pa… Read More

Published on
December 1, 2017

A Dutch agency has overturned a verdict that challenged Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) statements that were printed on Princes tuna products sold in the Netherlands.

An initial decision made in September by the Stichting Reclame Code, the Dutch authority that oversees advertising standards in the Netherlands, ruled that MSC-approved claims of sustainability printed on Princes tuna products were misleading. Princes appealed and, on 29 November, … Read More