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
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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Published on
March 31, 2016

The National Fisheries Institute, the nonprofit industry trade association representing the U.S. seafood industry, announced on 30 March the hire of Margaret Malkoski as its director of scientific affairs.

From 2013 until February of 2016, Malkoski worked as foodservice research and development manager at High Liner Foods, according to her LinkedIn profile. She has a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from the University of Massachusetts

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Published on
March 30, 2016

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the opening of the application period for its Fisheries Finance Program, which will provide up to USD 100 million (EUR 88.2 million) in loans to the commercial fishing and aquaculture industries in the United States.

The program offers loan terms ranging from five to 25 years and competitive interest rates, according to Paul Marx, division chief of the financial services division of

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Published on
March 30, 2016

This is part 2 of the "Last Frontier" series, exploring the work that needs to be done in order to meet the goals of the Alaska Mariculture Initiative. Part 1  provided a history and commercial overview of Alaska’s new initiative to grow state mariculture efforts into a billion-dollar industry.

John Kiser lives on a remote island in southern Alaska, 60 miles from Ketchikan, the nearest town large enough to show up on a map. The

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Published on
March 29, 2016

Part 1 of the "Last Frontier" series provides a history and commercial overview of Alaska’s new initiative to grow state mariculture efforts into a billion-dollar industry, and features interviews with political leaders and industry executives. Part 2, appearing Wednesday, 30 March, will explore what work needs to be done in order to meet the goals of the initiative, according to state experts and local Alaskan fishers working in the

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Published on
March 28, 2016

Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global will open as scheduled on 26 April.

Show organizer Diversified Communications, which is based in Portland, Maine, USA, announced its decision on the expo website following the terrorists attacks in Brussels, the expo’s host city, on Tuesday, 22 March. [Note: Diversified Communications also owns SeafoodSource.com].

“The show is scheduled to happen – we do not have plans to

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March 24, 2016

Three buildings belonging to salmon producer Kwik’Pak and two owned by Yukon Marine Manufacturing burned in a large fire in Emmonak, Alaska, Saturday, 19 March, causing an estimated USD 3 million (EUR 2.68 million) in damage, according to radio station KYUK.

No one was hurt in the blaze, and no foul play is suspected, KYUK reported.

Kwik’Pak flash-freezes four to five million pounds of salmon and whitefish annually in Emmonak, according to

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Published on
March 24, 2016

The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative, which evaluates the reliability of seafood certification programs, is close to recognizing Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Responsible Fisheries Management certification program.

The GSSI announced at Seafood Expo North America that ASMI’s RFM certification had met standards in the three required areas of governance, operations and fisheries management. The final step in the process is a

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Published on
March 24, 2016

More shrimp were caught in the Gulf of Mexico in February 2016 than any other February in the past 16 years, when record collecting began, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

In total, 3.7 million lbs. of shrimp were caught in February, 34.4 percent higher than the 15-year historical average of 2.7 million lbs. The total volume caught in January and February 2016 is also the highest reported for the first

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Published on
March 24, 2016

A Stavis Seafoods employee died Wednesday, 23 March following an ammonia leak at the company’s cold storage warehouse in Boston, according to media reports.

The worker, an adult male, was found on the second floor of the facility near a stairwell, according to the Boston Globe. First responders attempted to reach the worker but were pushed back due to fumes. He was eventually found by rescue personnel several hours after the leak was

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