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
March 2, 2016

True World Foods, a supplier of seafood with an Asian focus, will host a tuna-cutting demonstration at Seafood Expo North America, taking place 6 to 8 March in Boston.

The demonstration will take place at the True World Foods booth (#1953) at 11 a.m. on Monday, 7 March. (A video of True World Foods’ similar demonstrations can be found here).

Also at the expo, True World Japan will showcase its Tsukiji Express brand, providing door-to-door

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March 2, 2016

More than 150 young employees in Scotland have gained experience in the salmon farming industry thanks to that country’s Modern Apprenticeship program.

The program, which is run by Skills Development Scotland, annually places around 25,000 young adults into paid, entry-level positions in a wide range of industries, including aquaculture. The program offers on-the-job training and support and degree-equivalency credits.

In 2015, 88 employees

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March 2, 2016

Ice-co, a leading exporter of Icelandic seafood, has become the newest member of sustainable seafood directory FishChoice and has expanded its daily fish deliveries to 30 U.S. and Canadian cities.

Ice-co began selling its MSC- and IRF-certified products in U.S. markets in 2015. Using FishChoice, the online, sustainable seafood sourcing tool, it has expanded its operations to U.S. cities including Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte,

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March 2, 2016

Sea Pact, a nonprofit composed of nine North American seafood companies that use their combined buying power to increase social and environmental responsibility in the fish procurement process and seafood supply chain, has hired Rob Johnson for its newly-created position of managing director.

The organization said in a press release that Johnson will seek to grow its grand-funding capacity for its fisheries and aquaculture improvement projects.

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March 2, 2016

Vitsab, a labeling company with U.S. operations based in Winslow, Maine, will introduce a time temperature label at Seafood Expo North America 2016, taking place in Boston 6 to 8 March.

Vitsab’s new label, the Shellstock TTI (time temperature indicator), monitors the cold chain from harvest to consumption and offers a clear indication of temperature control to indicate seafood shipments are safe from botulism and vibrio contamination, said

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March 1, 2016

Soren Dalsager has been named the executive vice president of global sales at tilapia producer Regal Springs Group.

Dalsager will lead Regal Springs’ global sales team, provide strategic direction and build and maintain relationships with key clients. He takes over the role from Magdalena Wallhoff, who remains a principal at the company.

“Soren is a good cultural fit for us. He will lead our sales team in continued international growth,”

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February 29, 2016

Prominent Massachusetts fisherman Carlos Rafael, the owner of New Bedford-based Carlos Seafood, one of the largest commercial fishing businesses in the northeast United States, was arrested Friday, 26 February and charged with conspiracy and submitting falsified records to the government to evade federal fishing quotas.

Rafael, 64, is accused of lying to federal authorities about the quantity and species of fish caught by the 40 vessels in his

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February 24, 2016

The internet has changed the way people buy and sell practically everything. Except seafood.

That is, until now.

Gfresh, an online business-to business seafood marketplace, launched in 2014, has found success where many before have failed as it connects sellers of live seafood directly to buyers, mostly in China.

“When we first thought about the venture, we wondered why is it was, as far as we could tell, that there was no online platform

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February 19, 2016

Nicole Kimball has been named the vice president of Alaskan operations for the Pacific Seafood Processors Association (PSPA).

The PSPA, comprised of seafood processors working in Alaska, represents the interests of the industry on both legislative and regulatory issues at the state and federal levels, according to a press release.

Previously, Kimball served as federal fisheries coordinator for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. While in

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February 18, 2016

Scottish Sea Farms has added a new landing craft to work as a feed boat in its remote Eday salmon farms in the Orkney Islands.

The craft, named the Warness Lass, was purchased from Macduff Shipyards in Aberdeen, Scotland, for GBP 500,000 (USD 717,062 , EUR 646,882).

This new Landing Craft is 14.95 meters long and 5.6 meters wide and has two engines, each with 230 horsepower. The craft is capable of carrying 21 tonnes of deck cargo.

“This

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