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 5, 2016

Beaver Street Fisheries sister company Tropic Seafood expects to receive Marine Stewardship Council certification of one of its primary fisheries in the Bahamas in the coming months.

Tropic Seafood, which processes and packages Island Queen- and Island Prince-brand lobster tails, conch, snapper and other seafood products, has been part of a Fishery Improvement Project for the Bahamian lobster fishery for the past several years. The company is

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Published on
August 4, 2016

The United States Commerce Department announced on Wednesday, 3 August the appointment of Harold Ward Slacum Jr. of Maryland to the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council for a three-year term.

Slacum will be sworn in at the MAFMC meeting on 4 October and his appointment will last until 10 August, 2019. His appointment was delayed after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan revised his list of nominees submitted to the Commerce Department, causing NOAA

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August 4, 2016

Vinh Hoan, one of Vietnam’s largest seafood exporters and its largest pangasius exporter, announced Wednesday, 3 August, a corporate reorganization that will create three divisions within the company, covering food, wellness and research.

Vinh Foods will focus on the company’s production of seafood, Vinh Aquaculture will seek to “advance sustainable tropical aquaculture with a combination of research, development and

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Published on
August 3, 2016

Aberdeen, Scotland-based Nolan Seafoods is bracing for job cuts after losing a major contract, according to media reports and a statement from company chairman George Nolan.

Nolan Seafoods initially said it expected to eliminate as many as 80 of its 217 employees, according to Aberdeen’s Press and Journal, but that number was reduced to “fewer than 40 jobs” as its West Tullos-based plant, where the company processes salmon and

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August 3, 2016

Blue Harvest Fisheries CEO Jeff Davis said no big changes are in the works for Hygrade Ocean Products following his company’s acquisition of the New Bedford, Massachusetts-based seafood processor and distributor.

The purchase of Hygrade by Blue Harvest and partner Bregal Partners officially closed Friday, 29 July. Davis told SeafoodSource the Hygrade name brand will continue and none of the company's 100 or so employees will be let go,

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Published on
August 2, 2016

Blue Harvest Fisheries and its owner, Bregal Partners, formally closed its purchase of New Bedford, Massachusetts-based Hygrade Ocean Products, a transaction originally reported by SeafoodSource in March.

The closing of the deal was announced Tuesday, 2 August, in a press release. Besides scallops, Hygrade processes scallops, cod, flounder, swordfish and tuna at its 33,000-square-foot facility, according to its website. In an interview with

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Published on
August 2, 2016

Associated Wholesale Grocers has announced it will merge with Affiliated Foods Midwest Cooperative, forming one of the largest grocery cooperatives in the United States, with operations stretching across the middle of the country.

Kansas City, Kansas-based Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) supplies more than 3,000 stores in 30 U.S. states and Norfolk, Nebraska-based Affiliated Foods Midwest Cooperative (AFM) supplies more than 800 stores in 15

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Published on
August 1, 2016

Seacon America has announced plans to expand its offerings of seafood sourced from Latin America with a product called “The Crab.”

Seacon, a division of the Netherlands-based Seafood Connection International Group, which itself is a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Maruha Nichiro, is attempting with its new offerings to complement Maruha’s existing product portfolio in the Americas, Seacon America President Klaas Van Eerde

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August 1, 2016

The Lobster Trap, a live lobster and fresh fish supplier based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, U.S.A., has taken responsibility for sending undersized lobsters to supermarket chain Price Chopper’s New York stores.

The undersized lobsters were discovered during an investigation by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, which found 925 lobsters with smaller body lengths than allowed by New York State for commercial sale. A

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Published on
July 29, 2016

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) seized more than 1,100 pounds of undersized lobster from several Price Chopper stores across the state, according to a press release from the agency.

In March 2016, officers from the department found undersized lobsters at two Price Chopper stores in Binghamton, New York, triggering further random inspections at other Price Chopper locations throughout the state, which found

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