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 3, 2016

Not long after they climbed onto the stage at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels on Tuesday, 26 April and hoisted their crystal trophies as the grand prize winners of the 2016 Seafood Excellence Global Awards, Franck Paque of Freshpack and Christian Sommer of Kagerer & Co. spoke with SeafoodSource about the secrets to their success.

Freshpack was founded in 1982 as a frozen products trader, but has since expanded into white shrimp fishing in

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May 2, 2016

When asked to name the person he most wanted to walk into his booth at Seafood Expo Global this year, Froxá export manager Constantino Ruiz Matanzas had two answers.

“The first person I would like to meet a very nice and open retail purchaser interested in developing 15 products with me,” Ruiz Matanzas said of the first. “And the second is the pope.”

Kidding aside, Ruiz Matanzas said his company’s presence at Seafood Expo Global is

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April 28, 2016

With a marketing blitz publicizing the country’s seafood sustainability initiatives, Morocco pushed up its profile at the 2016 Seafood Expo Global in Brussels.

Seafood represents 2.5 percent of the African country’s national GDP and employs 170,000 jobs. In 2009, the country launched “Plan Halieutis” aimed at increasing the sector’s economic clout, with the goal of tripling its value to USD 3.1 billion (EUR 2.7 billion) by 2020,

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April 28, 2016

Representatives of Mauritius hosted a meet-and-greet with potential buyers of its seafood at its pavilion at Seafood Expo Global on Wednesday, 27 April.

Mauritius, an African island nation off the coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, is seeking to boost trade with Russia and nations in the European Union at this year’s expo, according to Yogesh Amoroo, the assistant manager of Enterprise Mauritius.

“With the recent authorization

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April 27, 2016

In a press conference with international media at Seafood Expo Global on Wednesday, 27 April, representatives of the Sri Lankan government and seafood industry detailed the efforts their country undertook to clear it of a European Commission red card that banned the export of their seafood products to the European Union.

European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella visited the expo Wednesday and personally

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April 27, 2016

Belgian shrimp company Morubel continued its streak of acquisitions with the purchase of a 50 percent stake in North Sea shrimp processor Telson B.V.

Morubel, which is backed by private equity firm Bencis Capital Partners (GBC), bought the German firm Ristic in March 2016. It announced its Telson deal at its booth at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday, 26 April. Terms of the deal were not revealed.

“We had ambition to step

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April 27, 2016

The Center for Development and Sustainable Fisheries (CeDePesca) held a joint press conference with key partners on Wednesday, 27 April at Seafood Expo Global to provide an update on the two fishery improvement projects (FIPs) with oversight over the Argentine red shrimp catch.

The international non-governmental organization helped form the on-shore Argentine red shrimp FIP in 2015 and launched the off-shore Argentine red shrimp FIP in February

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April 27, 2016

Senior Indonesian officials cut the ribbon on their country’s new, larger pavilion on the morning of 26 April, one of the first formal events of the 2016 version of Seafood Expo Global, the world’s premier seafood industry exhibition. 

Indonesia Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Nilanto Perbowo and Indonesian Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union Yuri Octavian Thamrin jointly announced a new commitment from their

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April 26, 2016

Young’s Seafood has introduced a line of marinades to its fast-growing Gastro brand, making the announcement in anticipation of Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium from 26 to 28 April.

The marinades all contain two basa fillets and come in chili, Cajun and lemon and herb varieties. All carry a suggested retail price of GBP 3 (USD 4.37, EUR 3.87). Initially, they will be available in Sainbury’s and Waitrose stores in the United

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April 26, 2016

Kagerer & Co. of Munich, Germany and Freshpack of Saint Martin les Boulogne, France were announced as the grand prize winners in the Seafood Excellence Global awards at Seafood Expo Global on 26 April, 2016, in Brussels, Belgium.

Kagerer & Co. won the grand prize for best retail product for its Dim Sum – Quick ‘n’ Easy, which contains three types of dumplings that can be steamed or microwaved. Judges praised the distinctive flavor

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