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
September 23, 2022

John Connelly, the president of the National Fisheries Institute, a McLean, Virigina, U.S.A.-based nonprofit organization that is the U.S. seafood industry’s largest trade group, has been diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, or bile duct cancer.

Connelly informed the NFI Board of Directors about the diagnosis on 22 September, 2022, and NFI subsequently put out a press release that included a statement from Connelly.

“Today I took the

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Published on
September 15, 2022

IFFO, the international trade body that represents the marine ingredients industry, has reported total cumulative fishmeal production globally was down slightly in the first seven months of 2022.

However, raw materials usage was 42 percent higher year-over-year in July 2022, revealing stronger demand for fishmeal and fish oil.

The group’s analysis was based on surveys of its membership, which accounts for 55 percent of global marine

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Published on
September 9, 2022

On 8 September, 2022, U.S. District Court Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga granted final approval to a USD 85 million (EUR 85 million) settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed against Norwegian salmon-farming firms Mowi, SalMar, Lerøy Seafood, Grieg Seafood, and Cermaq, alleging price-fixing.

The settlement did not receive any objection or request for exclusion, and it comes after more than three years of

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Published on
September 9, 2022

Kristiansund, Norway-based seafood-processing technology firm Stranda Prolog filed for insolvency on 5 September, 2022, in Norway’s Møre og Romsdal district court.

Marel, which purchased a 40 percent ownership stake in the company in January 2021, said it would take an estimated EUR 7 million (USD 7 million) impairment in its Q3 2022 financial accounts as a result of the move.

Founded in 1946, Stranda Prolog manufactures

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Published on
September 9, 2022

Maritech, a provider of software and analytic tools to the seafood industry, has hired Will Greenwood as its new managing director of its North America region.

Molde, Norway-based Maritech, owned by Broodstock Capital since 2017 and with branches in Iceland and Canada, is a developer and provider of digital solutions for controlling, tracking, and digitalizing processes in the seafood value chain, including landing, production, processing,

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Published on
September 7, 2022

The Kingfish Company has warned investors to expect potential cost overruns and delays in its efforts to build a new recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) farm in the U.S. state of Maine, as well as in its expansion of its Kats, The Netherlands RAS unit.

Work on the Dutch farm is already underway, with the RAS system installation and facility construction in its final stage, the Kats-based firm said in its H1 2022 financial results. When

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Published on
September 7, 2022

Lübeck, Germany-based processing equipment firm Baader has hired Sigsteinn Gretarsson as the CEO of its subsidiaries Skaginn 3X and Baader Ísland.

Most recently, Gretarsson worked as CEO of Arctic Green Energy Corporation, and previously as chairman of the board of the Iceland promotional board. Prior to those positions, he worked for 19 years at Marel, rising from area sales manager to executive vice president and commercial

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Published on
September 6, 2022

Liz Truss has become the United Kingdom’s new prime minister after securing the leadership of the country’s Conservative Party.

Truss, 47, served as the U.K.’s foreign secretary under her predecessor, Boris Johnson, who in July 2022 said he would resign after a series of scandals. Johnson followed through on that vow on 6 September, hours before Truss was formally named to the position by Queen Elizabeth II.

Truss won the

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Published on
September 5, 2022

SEG panel: “10 Years of Pre-competitive Collaboration in the Seafood Supply Chain: What Have we Learned?”

The 2022 Seafood Expo North America, which took place 13 to 15, March in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., and the 2022 Seafood Expo Global, 26 to 28 April, 2022, in Barcelona, Spain, featured a comprehensive conference program of live panel events focusing on topics chosen to be of vital interest to the seafood industry.

The

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Published on
September 2, 2022

The 2022 Seafood Expo North America, which took place 13 to 15, March in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., and the 2022 Seafood Expo Global, 26 to 28 April, 2022, in Barcelona, Spain, featured a comprehensive conference program of live panel events focusing on topics chosen to be of vital interest to the seafood industry.

The 28 individual presentations from SENA and the 21 sessions from SEG featured exclusive information and insight from

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