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 27, 2016

Icelandic Group, the Reykjavic-based seafood conglomerate, continues to unload assets with the announced sale of subsidiary Ný-Fiskur.

The Icelandic Group, managed by the Iceland Enterprise Investment Fund, is pursuing the sale after announcing its intentions to divest itself from all of its business by 2019. Earlier this month, it sold its Spanish subsidiary, Icelandic Iberica, and it sold off Icelandic Asia in December 2015. It still

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September 26, 2016

The United Kingdom will likely invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty in the early part of 2017, according to the executive director of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation.

Article 50 is the legal clause that, when triggered, will result in the United Kingdom's exit the European Union. 

The SFF’s Bertie Armstrong made the comments in a 20 September SeafoodSource webinar covering Brexit, the United Kingdom’s decision to

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September 26, 2016

Retail giant Target has reached a lofty sustainability goal it set for itself five years ago, with help from a partnership with the nonprofit FishWise.

In 2011, Target, based in Minnepolis, Minnesota, U.S.A, aimed to have all of its entire fresh and frozen seafood deemed sustainable, traceable or on its way by 2016. On 19 September, the company announced it had reached 97 percent of its goal, with full compliance achieved for 100 percent of its

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September 23, 2016

The International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF) has appointed Martin Purves, formerly its fisheries development director, as the group’s new managing director.

The nonprofit IPNLF works toward developing and supporting one-by-one tuna fisheries and supply chains and has had particular success in the Maldives, in the Indian Ocean.

In the same announcement, IPNLF announced its former international coordinating director, Emily Howgate, who

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September 22, 2016

Maine, U.S.A.-based aquaculture firm Acadia Harvest has completed a new round that will give it USD 700,000 (EUR 623,000) to build out a land-based fish farm in Corea, Maine that will have a one-million pound capacity. The Company plans to open its plant in late 2017.

The capital, which comes from a combination of private and institutional investment, will allow the company to fund land acquisition, development and operation permits and some

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September 22, 2016

Star Agro Marine, a major producer of shrimp based in India, has seen rapid expansion of its operations in the United Kingdom.

The company’s U.K. operation, located in Wolverhampton, has logged more than GBP 4 million in sales in the past six month and recently reached the milestone of GBP 10 million (USD 13.1 million, EUR 11.6 million) in total sales.

“Our two high-street retailers have signed significant deals and the company’s

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September 21, 2016

Thai Union hosted a meeting of the ASEAN Corporate Social Responsibility Network on 15 September in Samut Sakhon Province, Thailand, focusing on labor issues.

The ASEAN CSR Network was founded in 2011 and includes representatives from business, government and the nonprofit sector in the ASEAN bloc. The network seeks to facilitate an “exchange of best practices and facilitating peer-to-peer discussions at the regional level.”

At the 15

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Published on
September 21, 2016

Fishing organizations, including those representing lobster fishermen in the Northeast United States, have expressed outrage over U.S. President Barack Obama’s designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument on 15 September.

Several groups representing the fishing and seafood industries are investigating the possibility of taking legal action in the hopes of altering the monument’s boundaries or challenging the

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September 20, 2016

Americold, based in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., has hired Andrea Darweesh as executive vice president and chief human resources officer.

Americold is a provider of temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation, owning and operating more than 160 temperature-controlled warehouses in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina and Canada.

Darweesh will be responsible for all human resource policy implementation, motivating

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September 20, 2016

Cermaq's CEO Geir Molvik said the challenges facing aquaculture are “difficult but not insoluble” at a recent meeting of business leaders at the United Nations in New York on 19 September.

The meeting sought to analyze the newly released U.N. report “Future of Spaceship Earth,” a forecast of the global outlook through the year 2050. Specifically, the panel, which also included the leaders of 16 other businesses “at the frontier of

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