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 6, 2016

The finalists have been announced for the new Seafood Excellence Global awards, a new seafood product competition centered around the Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global in Brussels, Belgium, 26 to 28 April, 2016.

This year’s 42 finalists represent 15 countries and will vie for two grand prizes – given for best retail product and best hotel/restaurant/catering (HORECA) product – and five special awards for innovation,

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Published on
April 5, 2016

The disastrous spread of a toxic algae bloom in Chile’s Region X over the past month-and-a-half is resulting in mass layoffs for workers in factories that no longer have any salmon to process.

Camanchaca, the salmon farming company with a large presence in Region X, will eliminate a shift in its Tome plant, resulting in 400 layoffs, reported BioBioChile on 4 April. Of that total, 200 were permanent employees and an additional 200 were

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April 5, 2016

Turkey is planning to have a large presence at the 2016 Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global in Brussels 26 to 28 April, as 14 Turkish companies have signed up as exhibitors.

Turkey’s primary objective at the expo is to increase branded exports in the seafood sector and its export share in the products with high added-value, according to Ahmet Tuncay Sagun, Chairman of the Istanbul Fishery and Animal Products Exporters’

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April 4, 2016

Pallet maker Dolav Benelux will debut new fish handling boxes at Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, taking place 26 to 28 April in Brussels, Belgium.

The first new model of Dolav box is 540 mm high and features a 1,200 mm by 1,000 mm base. It has solid or perforated HDPE walls and bases and, when empty, can be moved by one person manually.

Dolav will also introduce two new, longer boxes of 1,750 mm by 1,000 mm and 1,870 mm by 800

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Published on
April 4, 2016

On Sunday, 3 April, Israel expanded the zone where Palestinians are allowed to fish off the Gaza coast from six nautical miles to nine, loosening rules that had been in place for more than 10 years. 

The move affects about 60 percent of Gaza’s Mediterranean coastline and is expected to add ILS 400,000 (USD 105,700; EUR 92,700) to the annual revenue generated by Gaza’s fishery, which has a current estimated value of ISL 6 million (USD

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Published on
April 4, 2016

Diversified Communications, which produces Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, announced Monday, 4 April its expectations for attendance at this year’s show, which will take place 26 to 28 April in Brussels, Belgium.

According to Liz Plizga, group vice president at Diversified, more than 1,650 companies from 70 countries are scheduled to take part in the exposition this April. New exhibiting countries represented at this year’s

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Published on
April 4, 2016

A new fishery improvement project has been launched to improve the sustainability of ceviche, Peru’s most famous dish.

The Peruvian National Society of Fisheries (SNP) and the Center for Development and Sustainable Fisheries (CeDePesca) announced Saturday, 2 April the organization of the FIP. Initial steps include the creation of a stakeholders’ map, a supply chain analysis and a gap analysis to define future local partners. Based on the

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April 1, 2016

After months of waiting to get the all-clear following signs the Dungeness crab fishery had been tainted by toxic domoic acid, California crabbers began fishing in earnest beginning Tuesday, 29 March.

Before heading out to sea, the commercial crabbers of Pillar Point Harbor, San Francisco and Bodega Bay negotiated with wholesalers for an agreed-upon price of USD 2.90 (EUR 2.55) per lb. for the crab, according to the Daily Journal of San Mateo

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Published on
March 31, 2016

Diversified Communications Group Vice President Liz Plizga on Thursday, 31 March expounded on her company’s decision to continue with the 2016 Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global in Brussels from 26 to 28 April despite the recent terrorist attacks in the city in mid-March. Also on 31 March, several international groups and companies affirmed their commitment to attending the show following the pull-out of HB Grandi.

In a statement

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Published on
March 31, 2016

Thai Union has invested THB 200 million (USD 5.7 million, EUR 5 million) to expand the Global Innovation Incubator (Gii) at Mahidol University of Thailand in Bangkok. The move will expand the seafood giant’s research and development capacities.

The announcement, made 31 March, involved Thai Union executives and high-ranking Thai officials and was paired with the signing of a memorandum-of-understanding between Thai Union and Mahidol

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