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 20, 2016

The Walton Family Foundation announced a USD 250 million (EUR 224 million) commitment to marine conservation at the Our Oceans conference on 16 September. 

Combined with pledges from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and others, more than USD 1 billion (EUR 895 million) will go to future marine conservation and research, according to a Walton Family Foundation press release.

The Walton Family

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Published on
September 19, 2016

Following its agreement with Aker Capital AS and Aker Capital II AS to buy Aker’s 63.21 percent ownership in Havfisk and its 73.63 percent ownership stake in Norway Seafoods, Lerøy Seafood Group is pursuing an effort acquire all outstanding shares of both companies.

The company is offering NOK 36.50 (EUR 3.94, USD 4.46) per share of Havfisk’s stock, equal to the price it paid in its transaction with Aker. It is offering NOK 1

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Published on
September 19, 2016

The Hawaii Seafood Council and Honolulu Fish Auction have formed a task force and in response to a recent Associated Press story alleging the use of forced labor, human trafficking and poor working conditions in Hawaii’s longline fleet.

In a joint statement on Sunday, 18 September, The council and auction house announced the formation of a task force composed of vessel owners, suppliers and its own representatives “to assess the problem and

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Published on
September 16, 2016

Following the publication of the SeafoodSource article, “Tuna industry group questions MSC standards for FADs," the Marine Stewardship Council emailed a letter to SeafoodSource addressing claims made by the Producers’ Association of Large Tuna Freezers (OPAGAC) in the article. MSC’s letter is published in full below. SeafoodSource has reached out to MSC with additional questions regarding its policies concerning

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Published on
September 16, 2016

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Wednesday, 14 September the recipients of the awards from its Electronic Monitoring and Reporting (EMR) Grant Program. The program, created in 2015, is meant to encourage the implementation of electronic technologies in fisheries in the United States to improve the quality, accuracy and timeliness of fisheries data, the foundation said in a release.

The 10 winning grants include projects in

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Published on
September 16, 2016

A seafood supplier in the UK has joined the Ocean Disclosure Project, an effort led by the nonprofit Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) to encourage companies to create a sourcing profile detailing the origin of key seafood species and the sustainability of the fisheries.

Joseph Robertson of Aberdeen, Scotland, will be the UK’s first seafood supplier to participate in the transparency project, according to SFP.

“By participating in

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Published on
September 16, 2016

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission addressed the controversial Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act at its most recent meeting on 8 September, agreeing to withdraw support for it if it affected the state’s commercial fishing industry in any way.

The bill, formally known as H.R. 3094, has been approved by the House Committee on Natural Resources and awaits a potential vote by the full body of the U.S. House of

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September 15, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama has designated a nearly 5,000-square-mile area off the coast of New England as a national monument, making it the first such U.S. monument in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument will encompass a triangular area about 150 miles southeast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The designation of the monument will ban commercial fishing, mining and drilling there, though it made a

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Published on
September 14, 2016

Georgia, U.S.A-based King & Prince Seafood has launched a promotion launched at American football fans in conjunction with the opening of this year’s National Football League season.

The company’s new promotion, “Tailgate Playbook,” offers rebates on its Sensations line of products and also offers menu ideas and recipes for game-day meals.

“We’re all on the same team, so when we can contribute some savings opportunities and

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Published on
September 14, 2016

A scholarly article published this month in the scientific journal Marine Policy is calling into question the Marine Stewardship Council policies on fish-aggregating devices (FADs) used in several of its certified tuna fisheries.

The study’s authors, Guillermo Moreno, Miguel Herrera and Julio Morón, who are affiliated with the Producers’ Association of Large Tuna Freezers (OPAGAC), a Spanish industry organization, question the MSC’s

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