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
June 30, 2016

The U.S. Commerce Department recently announced its appointment of 19 new and returning members to the eight U.S. regional fishery management councils established as part of the Magnuson-Stevens Act to to help manage ocean fish stocks. 

The councils partner with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) to prepare fishery management plans for their regions and are intended to be compiled from a diverse array of

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June 30, 2016

The United States’ Integrated Ocean Observing System has awarded USD 2.5 million (EUR 2.27 million) to the Alaska Ocean Observing System as part of a five-year agreement to support observing activities in Alaska.

The money will be used to track sea ice, ocean acidification, water temperature and currents, shipping traffic and marine mammal populations, according to a press release.

“Ocean observing is a collaborative effort, and in order

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June 30, 2016

The United States will remove Thailand from a list that currently ranks the Southeast Asian country as among the worst countries for human trafficking in the world, according to a new report from Reuters.

The action, which will move Thailand up from Tier 3 to Tier 2 of the U.S. State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons report, is a boost to the Thai government, a military junta led by Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-o-cha, who has

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June 29, 2016

SeaPak Shrimp and Seafood Co., a Georgia, U.S.A.-based producer of frozen specialty shrimp products, has introduced a new line of shrimp and salmon meals designed to walk the line between flavorful and health-conscious.

Its “Lighthouse Selections” line has been introduced to coincide with the summer season in the U.S. and include four products: creamy garlic shrimp, marinated shrimp, shrimp and veggie griller, and salmon

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June 23, 2016

Following the lead of Iceland’s crustacean fishery, which cut down on its waste of crustacean shells by converting the shells into useful products, the New England Ocean Cluster is seeking a similar solution for its lobster fishery.

Based in Maine, the New England Ocean Cluster is a partnership that seeks to encourage innovation and creativity in the private sector. It is modeled after the Iceland Ocean Cluster, which has developed several

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June 23, 2016

Kuterra has announced a change in operational management at its land-based Atlantic salmon farm in Canada, as operations manager Cathal Dinneen will be leaving Kuterra to become production lead at Fredrikstad Seafood in Norway.

Kuterra was the first business in North America and among the first in the world to use recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology to grow Atlantic salmon at a commercial scale, having sold them since 2014. The

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June 23, 2016

In 2010, Japanese seafood company Abecho Schoten opened a processing and packaging plant in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Less than a year later, the factory was heavily damaged by the powerful 9.0-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami that hit Japan on 11 March, 2011.

The tsunami produced waves enormous waves that cut right through the first floor of the plant, factory manager Masahiro Ohata said.

“The stains of these waves, which

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June 23, 2016

Britain-based Benchmark Animal Health, a developer and supplier of health products for the livestock, companion animal and aquaculture sectors, has introduced a new product designed to fight sea lice, a scourge of salmon farmers worldwide.

The new product, Salmosan Vet All-in-One, can be used to treat all stages of multi-resistant sea lice, with field trials demonstrating treatment efficacy of up to 100 percent, according to the company.
The

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June 23, 2016

Cermaq, one of the world’s largest salmon and trout farming operations with farms in Norway, Chile and Canada and customers in more than 70 countries, announced Thursday, 23 June that it has replaced CEO Jon Hindar with Geir Molvik, formerly the COO of Cermaq Norway.

Cermaq, which has its head office in Oslo, Norway, is a fully owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, said it accepted Hindar’s resignation

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June 22, 2016

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and the state’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries published an open letter on Wednesday, 22 June stating their opposition to legislation proposed by U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-Louisiana) that would transfer oversight over of the Gulf of Mexico’s red snapper fishery from the federal government to those of the Gulf states.

In his letter, the governor said the legislation, H.R. 3094, would not provide

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