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 20, 2016

Brasserie Lipp, a restaurant in Gothenburg, Sweden, is offering oysters for free to children under the age of 12 years old.

The restaurant is calling the promotional event “The Greatest Oyster Challenge in Mankind’s History,” and is seeking to make kids appreciate the bivalve, which it touts for its ability to reduce a diner’s carbon footprint, especially if oysters are eaten in place of meatballs, a popular dish in many Swedish

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June 20, 2016

Illinois, U.S.A-based Mazzetta Company announced last week a redesign of its Seamazz-brand packaging, featuring an updated look and a more sustainable design.

The newly remodeled bags will better showcase the seafood contained inside with coordinated pictures and a large viewing window, company founder and CEO Thomas J. Mazzetta said in an announcement. The bags will also provide nutritional information, clearly marked sizes and product forms,

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June 17, 2016

International salmon and trout farming company Cermaq has hired a new group marketing director as part of its efforts to build up its global marketing organization.

Cermaq, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, runs salmon and trout farming operations in Norway, Chile and Canada, announced the hire of Anders Tofte Wilhelmsen on Thursday, 16 June. Wilhelmsen, former Nordic marketing manager for snack company Mondelez International, will

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June 17, 2016

The milkfish is little-known outside of the island nations of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, but in The Philippines, it’s known unofficially as “the national fish.”

Also known as “bandeng” or “bangus,” milkfish has a mild taste and juicy, meaty texture, is relatively abundant in the wild and highly adaptable to aquaculture. All of those qualities make it ubiquitous in the Philippines and nearly universally loved.

Now, a

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June 17, 2016

Seven Cambodian workers are suing two American and two Thai seafood companies, arguing they were victims of human trafficking and forced into involuntary servitude in seafood packing factories in Thailand.

The defendants in the suit, filed Wednesday, 15 June, are California-based Rubicon Resources and affiliate Wales & Co. Universe, and Thai companies Phatthana Seafood and S.S. Frozen Food. They are accused of taking part in a joint venture

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June 16, 2016

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Natural Resources advanced a bill on Wednesday, 15 June regarding red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico that would extend Southern states’ control over federal waters and establish a new management authority to replace the oversight of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).

The action moves the legislation on to face a potential vote by the full body of the U.S. House of

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June 16, 2016

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted unanimously to conduct full five-year reviews on frozen shrimp from Vietnam, Thailand, India, China and Brazil.

As a result of the vote, which took place 6 June, the commission will now interview U.S. producers, importers and foreign exporters and hold a public hearing to determine whether imports of frozen shrimp from those five countries will likely lead to material injury to U.S.

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June 15, 2016

Huon Aquaculture Group, a salmon farming operation based in Tasmania, Australia, has installed a specialized, large-capacity chiller at one of its key hatcheries.

Huon hired Fresh By Design and sub-contractor Rheem Australia for its technical expertise in designing the chiller, which encompassed a total volume of 330,000 liters, spread between a dozen 22,000-liter tanks and including 260 square meters of exposed water area.

“The project

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June 15, 2016

Kyle Peterson, former managing partner of nonprofit consulting firm FSG, has been named the new executive director of the Walton Family Foundation, a nonprofit engaged in marine environmental conservation.

Formed by Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, and his wife Helen, the Walton Family Foundation annually awards more than USD 375 million (EUR 334 million) in grants. The nonprofit recently announced plans to make grants of more than USD 2

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June 15, 2016

Aviva Investors, the global asset management firm, has issued a new report in conjunction with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership calling for more action to increase the sustainability of the seafood industry.

The firm, which manages assets valued at more than GBP 290 (USD 411 billion, EUR 366 billion), released the report on United Nations' World Oceans Day and specifically targeted its messages to investors.

“Investors must do more to push

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