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 27, 2016

In a vote that divided both major U.S. political parties, the United States Senate voted Wednesday, 25 May to eliminate the requirement that all imported catfish be inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The controversial measure pitted those favoring more inspections against those wanting to decrease trade barriers and eliminate duplicative inspection systems. The 55-43 vote, which split the votes of both the Republican and

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Published on
May 27, 2016

A new report from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) estimates that the commercial fishing and seafood industry in the United States generated USD 153 billion (EUR 137 billion) in sales in 2014, supported 1,390,000 jobs and provided USD 42 billion (EUR 37.7 billion) in income and USD 64 billion (EUR57.4 billion) in value-added impacts nationwide.

The annual report, Fisheries Economics of the United States 2014,

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Published on
May 26, 2016

More than 22,000 attendees from 143 countries attended the 24th edition of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global from 26 to 28 April, 2016, in Brussels, Belgium.

Companies representing 80 countries exhibited the event, which covered 35,862 square meters of exhibit space, according to Diversified Communications, which operates the expo (Diversified Communications also owns SeafoodSource.com).

Diversified Communications Group Vice

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Published on
May 26, 2016

Stavis Seafoods’ Chief Business Officer Ruth Levy is leaving the company following a storied 27-year run at the Boston-based seafood importer and wholesaler.

A fishing boat captain out of college, Levy eventually moved on to work in management positions at several New England seafood processing companies before a stint at Sysco in Texas. She joined Stavis in 1988 as sales manager and over the next 25 years, Levy worked her way up the

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Published on
May 26, 2016

Pronomar, a Dutch equipment company, has announced a new collaboration with Cold Tex that will help it optimize the design of insulating and cold-resistant workwear.

Their collaboration is focused on equipment specifically designed for working conditions in cold storage facilities. Its new offerings aid in the quicker elimination of condensation caused by temperature difference between the place where employees change into their protective

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May 26, 2016

Greek aquaculture specialist Andromeda Group has been sold by the South Eastern Europe Fund to Amerra Capital Management, an American agribusiness asset management firm, and Athens' daily newspaper is reporting that two other major players in Greek aquaculture may also be sold.

Following the sale of Andromeda, Selonda and Nireus may also be following the same path, reported Ekathimerini.com. Selonda, with 32,000 metric tons of annual

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Published on
May 25, 2016

Vietnamese pangasius farming company Vinh Hoan has named Ngo Vi Tam Nguyen, its former sales and marketing director, as its new CEO.

Truong Thi Le Khanh, the company’s former CEO, has stepped down effective immediately, though she will retain her position as chair of the Vinh Hoan Board of Management.

“The appointment of Ms. Nguyen Vi Tam as General Director is the result of a year-long organization improvement process to manage the

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Published on
May 25, 2016

A study published in Current Biology and reported on in The New York Times has shown that the global population of cephalopods – a class of mollusks that include squid, octopus and cuttlefish – is increasing, even as a separate World Wildlife Fund report posited that the world’s fish population declined by nearly half between 1970 and 2012.

The study, led by University of Adelaide (Australia) marine ecologist Zoë Doubleday, investigated

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Published on
May 25, 2016

Clear Springs Foods, a trout farming operation based in Idaho, in the United States, has named Jessica Henry its director of marketing.

Henry was formerly the marketing manager at Idaho Milk Products, where she built up that organization’s brand and industrial customer base. She has a total of six years of marketing experience and a bachelor’s degree in social science from the University of Oregon, according to a press release.

“[Henry]

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Published on
May 24, 2016

Two chief marketers of Maine lobsters are preparing for a busy summer, as expectations are high that they’ll have lots of product to sell once the main fishing season gets underway, even if the predictions of an extremely early start to the season prove true.

Jeffrey Bennett, senior trade specialist with the Maine International Trade Center, and Matt Jacobson, the executive director of the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, said the

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