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 19, 2016

The National Fisheries Institute (NFI), the U.S. seafood trade association, has launched a new website, which will host information on the organization and its opinions on key issues for the industry.

The new website, www.AboutSeafood.com, has improved functionality and additional content, according to Lynsee Fowler, NFI’s communications manager.

“The website landscape has changed dramatically in just the past few years. Visitors want the

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May 19, 2016

After four years of review, the Canadian government concluded its study into the safety of genetically engineered salmon, declaring it safe for consumption and allowing its sale to Canadian consumers.

Health Canada, the government agency responsible for regulating whether genetically engineered (GE) salmon is safe for humans to eat, revealed its decision on Thursday, 19 May, responding to an application originally made in 2012 by United

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May 19, 2016

A small trout farming company in Iceland has become the first in that country to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for any of its operations.

The ASC is a certification and labeling program that guarantees good management practices. Arctic Fish, which operates two farms in northwestern Iceland, received ASC accreditation for its rainbow trout farming, following a successful on-site assessment conducted by SCS Global

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May 18, 2016

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has reshuffled her cabinet, naming Fergus Ewing to the post of Secretary of the Rural Economy and Connectivity, which plays an oversight role in Scotland’s fishing rules and industry. Ewing previously served as energy minister since 2011.

As part of the changes, Roseanna Cunningham has been named Secretary for Environment and Climate Change, will also have a say in future decisions surrounding

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May 18, 2016

Boston-based Slade Gorton announced on 17 May Icelandic fishing company Samherji has become a minority shareholder and that the two companies have formed a strategic partnership that will bring more of Samherji’s products to the United States.

The deal allows Samherji, which fishes for cod, haddock, redfish, halibut and pelagics in European, African and Canadian waters and farms several species of finfish in Iceland, to expand its reach into

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May 18, 2016

The Port State Measures Agreement will officially go into effect on 5 June, after it breezed past the minimum requirement of 25 countries pledged to adhere to the treaty this week.

Dominica, Guinea-Bissau, Sudan, Thailand, Tonga and Vanuatu have upped the total number of countries that have acceded the treaty to 30, adding some surprising names to the list of countries that have committed themselves to the world’s leading weapon in combatting

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Published on
May 17, 2016

The Port State Measures Agreement will go into effect on 5 June after it surpassed its minimum required number of signees, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization.

The signatures and ratification of the treaty’s rules were required by at least 25 countries in order for the law to take effect, and in the past month, Dominica, Guinea-Bissau, Sudan, Thailand, Tonga and Vanuatu all signed onto the agreement, pushing

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Published on
May 17, 2016

Marine Harvest filed a public notice announcing that chairman Ole-Eirik Lerøy and CEO Alf-Helge Aarskog had both sold hundreds of thousands of shares in the company worth millions of krone.

 

The notice, filed on 11 May, noted that Framar AS sold 1 million shares of Marine Harvest and Profond AS sold 122,000 shares, at a price of NOK 129.90 per share. (USD 15.92, EUR 14.06). Both companies are owned by Lerøy, meaning he banked

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May 13, 2016

Dutch feed company Nutreco reported a favorable performance in 2015, boosted by the company’s Brazilian holdings.

The company had net revenues of EUR 5.7 billion (USD 6.5 billion) and operating profits of EUR 282 million (USD 319 million) in 2015, compared to 2014 revenues of EUR 5.4 billion (USD 6.1 billion) and profits of EUR 236 million (USD 267 million) in 2014. The company said results improved for all of its segments, which include

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May 13, 2016

Parlevliet & Van der Plas announced Friday, 13 May it is buying French tuna fishing company Compagnie Française du Thon Océanique (CFTO).

Parlevliet & Van de Plas (P&P), based in Katwijk, The Netherlands, employs 6,000 people and operates 25 fishing boats serving the European, African and Asian markets. The company’s purchase of CFTO, based in Concarneau, France, will increase its tuna fishing capacity, as CFTO operates 14 tuna

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