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
April 13, 2016

The Fishin’ Company has secured a USD 115 million (EUR 102 million) line of credit from Santander Bank that will allow it to expand its growing seafood operations.

The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company provides premium frozen seafood products to U.S. retail and foodservice customers.

"Our ambitions to be the industry leader in seafood procurement, processing and distribution require a long-term and global strategic finance partner that

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Published on
April 12, 2016

Until five years ago, the eastern coast of Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan was teeming with aquaculture facilities.

That changed with the Tōhoku earthquake in March 2011 and the subsequent tsunami, which wiped out most of the existing aquaculture infrastructure in the province. However, with a history of aquaculture dating back to 1899, the region has rebounded from previous natural disasters, including several tsunamis in the last

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Published on
April 12, 2016

Trident Seafoods announced Tuesday, 12 April its purchase of Pickenpack Vertriebs and The Seafood Traders processing facility in Riepe, Germany.

Trident, the largest seafood company in the United States, is based in Seattle, Washington. The purchase allows it to enter the value-added seafood processing business in Germany.

“For 43 years we have been focused on vertical integration,” Trident Seafoods CEO Joe Bundrant said. “’From the

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Published on
April 12, 2016

The Parties to the Nauru Agreement, which control areas containing 50 percent of the global supply of skipjack tuna, have voted against moving to a catch quota system and instead will stick with a vessel day scheme, despite objections from the U.S. tuna fleet fishing in its waters.

PNA members Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Tuvalu, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, the Solomon Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia voted unanimously

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Published on
April 11, 2016

Vilsund Blue is upping its production, seeking to lead Denmark to become Europe’s leading source of organic mussels.

After acquiring rival Limfjord in 2010, Vilsund Blue became the largest mussel producer in Denmark. After consolidating the overall market in the country, the company is now focusing its efforts on ramping up production of organic mussels, managing director Søren Mattesen said.

"We are currently expanding our existing organic

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Published on
April 11, 2016

Salmon farming company Scottish Sea Farms has invested in a barge and mooring system to support its operations in the Orkney Islands.

On 11 April, the firm signed a contract to purchase a SeaMate 150T feed barge and mooring system from Inverness-based Gael Force Group for GBP 1 million (USD 1.42 million, EUR 1.25 million).

The barge will service Scottish Sea Farms’ new Westerbister facility, which received approval in January. The

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Published on
April 8, 2016

Fish Vet Group, a U.K.-based aquaculture health provider, announced Thursday, 7 April that it has received an import tolerance approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration for azamethiphos, the active ingredient in the group’s sea lice treatment products.

Fish Vet Group, a Benchmark Holdings company, said it had worked for five years to gain the approval for the ingredient.

“The import tolerance approval allows salmon

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Published on
April 8, 2016

Erik Fihlman has been named program manager of bakery, prepared foods and seafood for Linde LLC, a member of the Linde Group.

Linde, a multinational conglomerate with annual revenue in excess of USD 19 billion (EUR 17 billion), has its North American headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., U.S.A. Among other businesses, Linde performs cryogenic chilling and freezing operations and modified-atmosphere packaging, including for use in the seafood

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Published on
April 8, 2016

GLOBALG.A.P., a European organization that oversees a “Good Agricultural Practices” certification system, is officially launching a consumer label for certified aquaculture, though the certification has already been implemented in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

GLOBALG.A.P. will make its formal announcement at a press conference at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium on 27 April, 2016. The event will take place in Hall 11, 3rd Floor,

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Published on
April 7, 2016

A reallocation of the 2016 and 2017 quota of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico will benefit recreational anglers at the expense of commercial fishermen, and may result in legal action.

The decision, made in August 2015 by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and approved 30 March, 2016, by the National Marine Fisheries Service, will transfer 2.5 percent of the Gulf red snapper quota, or 352,000 lbs. whole weight, from commercial to

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