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
May 13, 2016

Trond Williksen will replace Leif Inge Nordhammer as CEO of SalMar ASA, the Norwegian salmon farming and processing company announced in its quarterly earnings report.

Nordhammer asked to be replaced after serving two tenures as CEO over 17 years. Williksen, who will take over on 1 January, 2017, has headed up aquaculture equipment supplier AKVA Group since 2011. Prior to that job, he worked in Aker Group’s fisheries section and at KPMG as a

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Published on
May 12, 2016

China is investing USD 20 million (EUR 17.6 million) in U.S. technology that is tripling yields and improving the health and quality of fish produced through aquaculture, according the United States Soybean Export Council (USSEC).

In 2015, China invested USD 10 million (EUR 8.8 million) in intensive pond aquaculture (IPA) technology, which was developed in the United States at Auburn University, and China is expected to invest another USD 10

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May 12, 2016

University of Washington professor and global fisheries expert Ray Hilborn, who has been outspoken in countering the widely-held belief that the world’s fish stocks are declining, has been accused by Greenpeace of a lack of transparency in disclosing his funding sources.

Greenpeace’s attack on Hilborn’s credibility comes after the organization received the details of the professor’s funding sources through a Freedom of Information Act

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May 12, 2016

The Scottish mackerel fishery, one of the Northeast Atlantic’s largest in volume, obtained Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification on Wednesday, 11 May.

The certification was awarded to a multinational fishing cooperative known as the Mackerel Industry Northern Sustainability Alliance (MINSA), which was founded in response to a quota allocation dispute in the Northeast Atlantic. That dispute resulted in the revocation of the MSC

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May 12, 2016

New England fishermen have caught more than 10 million pounds of Atlantic pollock every year since 2003, and now a loose consortium of proponents are advocating for its greater use as a cheaper alternative to cod and haddock.

As New England’s cod fishery has been damaged by slow reproduction, tight quotas and the impacts of climate change, a group of fishermen, processors, restaurateurs and sustainable seafood advocates are aiming to rebrand

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Published on
May 12, 2016

Nova Scotia-based High Liner Foods reported decreased sales in the first quarter of 2016 due to a weaker Canadian dollar and lower demand for its breaded and battered frozen seafood products, according to its latest earnings report, released Wednesday, 11 May.

The value-added frozen seafood company reported its first quarter sales dropped by USD 19.7 million (EUR 17.2 million), or 6.4 percent, to USD 290.5 million (EUR 254.3 million), down from

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May 11, 2016

TerraVia and Bunge Limited, joint developers of the algae-based aquaculture feed AlgaPrime, announced a agreement that will see their featured product distributed internationally by the end of the summer.

Formerly known as Solazyme, TerraVia is working with Bunge to develop and distribute AlgaPrime as an alternative to fish oil- and fishmeal-based feeds, which are costly and less sustainable. The companies are producing the product at its SB

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Published on
May 10, 2016

The Fishin’ Company, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based producer, importer and distributor frozen seafood to U.S. retail and foodservice customers, has hired Murali Krishna Bujji as its new director of supply chain integrity.

Bujji is the former program integrity manager for the Global Aquaculture Alliance. He will work with The Fishin’ Company’s global sourcing team, in-country auditors, supply partners and other members of its supply

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Published on
May 9, 2016

The acquisitive owners of Cooke Seafood announced on Monday, 9 May their purchase of Icicle Seafoods, creating a seafood giant expected to produce more than 275,000 metric tons of seafood and generate an estimated USD 1.8 billion (EUR 1.58 billion) in sales annually.

The agreement will give New Brunswick, Canada-based Cooke Seafood 100 percent ownership of Icicle, including its three business units overseeing production of wild salmon and

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May 6, 2016

Skuna Bay Salmon will be available in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana beginning Monday, 9 May, after the company struck a distribution deal with Louisiana Foods. The company also announced its salmon as used at the James Beard Awards dinner on 2 May in Chicago.

Skuna Bay founder Dave Mergle said he selected Louisiana Foods as the purveyor for the south-central United States for its “reputation for quality, sustainable sourcing and

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