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 6, 2016

Thailand announced Friday, 6 May that it has acceded to the Port State Measures Agreement, an international accord designed to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

The Royal Thai Embassy in Rome deposited Thailand’s instrument of accession to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 6 May. It will still need to ratify the agreement to formalize its commitment to the treaty.

A statement

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May 6, 2016

The Gael Force Group, an aquaculture company based in the north of Scotland, announced on Friday, 6 May its acquisition of Mohn Group, a designer of underwater technology.

In its announcement, Gael Force Managing Director Stewart Graham said the purchase would expand his company’s existing capabilities within the aquaculture market and assist in the company’s goal of growing sales to GBP 50 million (USD 72.2 million, EUR 63.3 million) in

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May 6, 2016

Still reeling from the aftereffects of an algal bloom that wiped out more than 100,000 tons of farmed salmon, Chile’s aquaculture industry is facing a new set of challenges that have already toppled the CEO of one major player in the business.

AquaChile CEO Torben Petersen resigned on 28 April, according to a filing with Chile’s Superintendencia de Valores y Seguros, or Securities and Insurance Agency. Petersen had headed AquaChile,

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Published on
May 5, 2016

BP has dropped a two-year-old lawsuit that sought to prevent it from paying almost USD 1 billion (EUR 877 million) in damages to seafood workers in the Gulf of Mexico that the company claimed didn’t exist.

The lawsuit stemmed from irregularities BP found in a law firm’s client list, which allegedly contained “fake names and Social Security numbers, dead people and even a dog,” according to Bloomberg. Lawyer Mikal Watts, of the firm

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May 5, 2016

Thai Union Group has named Shue Chung Chan as head of group human resources, giving him responsibility for the company’s 46,000 employees around the world.

Chan will retain both the position of executive director at Thai Union, overseeing factory operations strategies, and acting managing director at Thai Union Graphics. Chan will report directly to Thai Union President and CEO Thiraphong Chansiri.

Chan started at Thai Union in 1996,

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Published on
May 4, 2016

The global tuna catch contributes more than USD 42.2 billion (EUR 36.7 billion) to the worldwide economy, according to a report by The Pew Charitable Trusts released to coincide with World Tuna Day on 2 May.

The report, "Netting Billions: A Global Valuation of Tuna," uses data from 2012 and 2014 to estimate the end value of all skipjack, albacore, bigeye, yellowfin, Atlantic bluefin, Pacific bluefin, and southern bluefin tuna caught and sold

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May 4, 2016

New England Seafood, a supplier of fresh and frozen fish and seafood in the United Kingdom, has become the newest member of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF).

The nonprofit IPNLF, with offices in the U.K. and the Maldives, works to develop, support and promote socially and environmentally responsible pole-and-line and handline tuna fisheries around the world.

IPNLF International Coordinating Director Emily Howgate said its

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May 4, 2016

Santa Monica Seafood, a specialty wholesale distributor of fresh and frozen seafood in the western United States, has received Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for its main processing facility in Rancho Dominguez, California.

BAP is a certification program for aquaculture facilities that addresses environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, animal welfare, traceability and more.

Santa Monica Seafood’s

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Published on
May 3, 2016

At-sea monitoring requirements for Northeast multispecies groundfish vessels have been lowered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), bringing relief to fishermen who have been forced to absorb its cost due to a recent policy change.

In the same ruling, NOAA also set quotas for 2016 to 2018 covering 20 groundfish stocks, including decreasing the quota for Georges Bank cod to a level that will be “devastating” to the

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May 3, 2016

Multinational animal feed additives firm Nutriad is expanding its aquaculture teams in Asia and South America with the addition of two new hires.

Tkangairulappan Gnanamani, based in Chennai, India, has been added as aquaculture manager south Asia and Bruno Urach of Pernambuco, Brazil, has been hired as sales manager for northeast Brazil.
Nutriad delivers products and services to more than 80 countries, supported by four application laboratories

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