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 30, 2016

In May, Maine resident and celebrated chef Barton Seaver released a new book, “Two if by Sea: Delicious Sustainable Seafood” that ruminates on the possibilities of cooking with seafood that “hasn't been overfished or caught in an environmentally destructive way.” The book offers advice on buying and choosing seafood and provides a guide to seafood prep and cooking techniques. In addition to being a chef and author, Seaver is also the

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Published on
August 30, 2016

Luke’s Lobster, the highly successful restaurant chain that recently completed an effort to vertically integrate its business via an ownership stake of a co-op of Maine lobstermen, was featured in The New York Times on Wednesday, 24 August.

The article, “A Restaurant’s Sales Pitch: Know Your Lobster,” tells the origin story of Luke’s Lobster, which was founded by Cape Elizabeth, Maine-native Luke Holden in 2009.

Holden, 32, opened his

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Published on
August 29, 2016

Catches of shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico were down more than 40 percent from the historical average in July, according to NOAA, which recently released catch data from last month.

The overall catch of 6.7 million pounds of shrimp by U.S. trawlers fishing in the Gulf of Mexico in July represents a 44.7 percent dip below the prior 14-year historical average, according to NOAA. According to the Southern Shrimp Alliance, in the previous 14 years,

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Published on
August 17, 2016

Top 25 Arrow 2.pngProduced since 1999, the Top 25 North American Seafood Suppliers list (originally published in SeaFood Business magazine) is, perennially, our most-read story. Last year’s list continues to generate significant views – and now, we are happy to add to the legacy with this updated version of the list, which takes into account sales figures from 2015. Banner for Top 25 2016_NL.png

This year’s Top 25 North American Seafood Suppliers list is not a comprehensive

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Published on
August 12, 2016

The national fleet in Greece has seen a declining trend in the past years, falling to approximately 15.000 fishing vessels, as the average vessel age has risen.

According to the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products, the Greek fleet includes a broad range of vessel types, of which more than 90 percent are small-scale vessels (less than 12 meters in length). These vessels are fishing typically in the isolated and

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Published on
August 11, 2016

A group of lenders including several large international banks have appealed to the judge presiding over the China Fishery Group’s bankruptcy proceedings to appoint an independent trustee to oversee liquidation of the company’s assets, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal.

In court papers filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York on 8 August, lawyers for the lenders, who are collectively owed more than USD 700 million

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August 11, 2016

Fishermen in Maine and Massachusetts hauled in extremely rare catches over the past few days: green and blue lobsters, considered at least one-in-a-million occurrences.

The green lobster was caught around Harpswell, Maine on 4 August, according to NBC 10 News. While many lobsters have a greenish tint, this lobster is fully green and many fishermen who said they’ve been losbterin for years who caught a glimpse of the crustacean said they had

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August 10, 2016

Les Hodgson, former NFI chairman, expert on all aspects of the shrimp trade, entrepreneurial founder of Marco Sales and celebrated conservationist, died in the early morning of Monday, 8 August at age 68. 

The exact cause of death is not known, but Hodgson’s health had been declining recently, according to his brother and Marco Sales co-founder Larry Hodgson.

“He had been in poor health for some time, but it’s still a little bit

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August 9, 2016

A two-day meeting in Bangkok, Thailand brought together members of the National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council and the managers of regional fishery improvement projects to review progress on sustainability initiatives in Asia.

The meeting’s activities, including a symposium featuring FIP leaders from China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, focused on management strategies for the blue swimming crab.

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August 8, 2016

Thailand hosted a regional cooperative forum focused on building sustainable fisheries and combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing on 3 August in Bangkok, the country’s capital city.

The forum was open to representatives of countries belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC). More than 100 people attended the event, including delegates

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