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
August 18, 2020

An innovation in techniques for anchoring aquaculture cages to the sea floor may allow the farming of fish in more remote and exposed locations ... 

Photo courtesy of Scottish Aquaculture Innovation

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August 17, 2020

Months after Jane Lovell resigned as its inaugural chief executive officer, Seafood Industry Australia has named Veronica Papacosta to replace her. 

In April 2020, Lovell moved on to become the CEO of Melbourne, Australia-based Organic Systems and Solutions, a private company working on development and certification of organic products. Papacosta has filled in as SIA CEO in an interim manner since that time, according to SIA Acting Chair

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August 12, 2020

Diversified Communications, the organizer of the 2020 edition of Seafood Expo Asia, which was scheduled to take place 18 to 20 November in Singapore, has canceled the event, citing the ongoing health and safety issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Seafood Expo Asia, an Asia-focused seafood trade event, was slated to take place for the first time in Singapore this year, after moving from Hong Kong.

“Despite some re-opening measures

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August 11, 2020

Madrid, Spain-based Satlink, which specializes in technological solutions and developments based on satellite communications, has launched a program designed to train on-board human fishery observers to perform fishery monitoring through video data and satellite imaging.

The program will give regional fishery management organizations (RFMOs), governments, and fishing companies a method of observational compliance that sidesteps complications

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August 7, 2020

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada-based Premium Brands Holdings Corporation said it will resume its acquisition strategy, which had been put on hold due to uncertainties associated with COVID-19 ... 

Photo courtesy of Chartered Professional Accountants of British

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August 7, 2020

The keel of the fourth of 10 fishing “supertrawlers” being built for the Russian Fishery Company (RFC) has been laid at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The new trawler, Captain Martynov, is the sister vessel of the Mechanic Sizov, which had its keel laid in June. The first pair of vessels, the Captain Vdovichenko and the Mechanic Maslak, are on schedule to be commissioned next year.

“The entire series of

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Published on
August 5, 2020

Ecuador and Indonesia made up for a massive fall-off in shrimp exports from India to the United States, and U.S. shrimp imports rebounded from May, when they fell 22.3 percent from April’s total ... 

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August 5, 2020

European supermarket chains lack policies to discover and take action on slavery issues in their seafood supply chains, a new Deloitte study released by the European tuna fleet has found.

The study analyzed 35 marketers of canned tuna in the European Union and found half have no processes defined for taking action regarding human rights problems in their supply chains, only 17 percent have complaint mechanisms for their employees to report

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July 31, 2020

A Japanese fishery has received Marine Stewardship Council certification for its catch of Atlantic bluefin tuna, a first for the species.

The MSC ended the two-year assessment process with an assurance the Kesen-numa, Japan-based company, which fishes for bluefin tuna in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean using one vessel, the Shofukumaru, will receive certification, over the objections of conservation nonprofit WWF. On 30 July, an independent legal

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July 30, 2020

Global Fishing Watch has launched a public web portal to track the activity of at-sea transshipment, and has also signed an agreement with the government of Costa Rica to give it access to its vessel-tracking data.

Global Fishing Watch is a partnership between Google and the advocacy groups Oceana and SkyTruth founded in 2015. The new portal, hosted on Global Fishing Watch’s platform, aims to reveal the breadth of transshipment activity

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