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
November 11, 2022

More than a year after acquiring frozen seafood product specialist Kallimanis out of insolvency, Turkish seafood firm Dardanel is leaning on the firm’s assets to help reach its growth targets.

Founded in 1984 and based in Çanakkale, Turkey, Dardanel, a producer and marketer of canned and frozen seafood, is a big name in Turkish retail. Following its absorption of Kallimanis, Dardanel has invested USD 30 million (EUR 29.4

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Published on
November 10, 2022

Land-based salmon-farming and aquatech firm AquaBounty Technologies posted another quarterly loss in Q3 2022, though its revenue increased 44 percent year-over-year.

AquaBounty selected Pioneer, Ohio, U.S.A. as the site of its new recirculating aquaculture system farm in July 2021, and broke ground on the new facility in April 2022. The farm is part of the company’s ambitious plan to build a new farm every two years.

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Published on
November 10, 2022

Susanne Arfelt Rajamand has been named the new CEO of Nuuk, Greenland-based seafood firm Royal Greenland.

Rajamand is currently the managing director of the Southeast Asia operations of New Zealand-based dairy company Fonterra. She previously served as the vice president of McCormick and Company’s Asia Pacific operations, and as managing director for Unilever’s Singapore operations. Rajamand will begin her new position on 1 February,

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Published on
November 9, 2022

Results from the U.S. election on Tuesday, 8 November are still being tallied, with control of Congress at stake.

Predictions of a Republican sweep of the midterm elections, seen in part as a referendum on U.S. President Joe Biden and Democratic leadership of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, did not materialize in early results.

Republicans needed to gain five U.S. House seats to take control of that chamber and one Senate

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Published on
November 8, 2022

Marianne Naess is the co-owner – along with her husband, Erik Heim – of Xcelerate Aqua, a Portland, Maine, U.S.A.-based consultancy with the mission of creating and investing in new companies that “achieve smart and efficient aquaculture growth … [and] push environmental and social stewardship forward.”

Naess was formerly the executive vice president commercial and Heim was previously the president and co-founder

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Published on
November 3, 2022

NOAA Fisheries Deputy Assistant Administrator Paul Doremus is leaving his work for the U.S. government to join Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.-based Trident Seafoods as vice president for policy and sustainability strategy.

While working in partnership with the National Seafood Council Task Force over the past two years, Doremus played a key role in advocating for federal funding for the National Seafood Council, an industry-led

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Published on
November 2, 2022

Seattle Fish Company has acquired a regional meat purveyor based in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

Lombardi Brothers Meats is a specialty meat processor and distributor with a geographic footprint stretching through the U.S. state of Colorado. Post-acquisition, it will continue to operate as an independent brand but will partner with Seattle Fish Company on customer relations, investments, and distribution.

The company’s owners, Victoria and

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Published on
November 1, 2022

Lisa Wallenda Picard, formerly of the trade group representing the U.S. turkey industry, has been named the National Fisheries institute’s incoming president and CEO.

Picard will begin in her new position in mid-December 2022, and will be formally introduced to NFI members at the trade group’s annual gathering, the NFI Global Seafood Market Conference, from 17 to 19 January, 2023 in Palm Springs, California, U.S.A.

“Following a

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Published on
October 31, 2022

Land-based aquaculture business The Kingfish Company has confirmed its founder, Ohad Maiman, will transition from his role as CEO into an advisory position in which he will continue to support the company as an active founder.

In a filing with the Euronext Growth Oslo exchange, The Kingfish Company said in his new role, Maiman will continue to support the company’s U.S. development and provide counsel to management and the board while

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Published on
October 28, 2022

Kastrup, Denmark-based Espersen, one of the world’s leading seafood processors, has completed the sale of its plant in Velikiy Novgorod, Russia, to the unit’s local management.

Espersen launched its Russian subsidiary, A. Espersen, in April 2014, with the project touted at the time by local authorities as a significant investment, signaling the promise of the Russian market. Espersen spent RUB 307 million (USD 8.52 million, EUR 6.26

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