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. 

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February 3, 2016

Seafood businesses ahead of the curve on sustainability face specific challenges and difficult decisions when choosing how to market themselves, according to a panel of experts at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit on Wednesday, February 3 in Malta.

Pete Fraser, the owner of Harbor Lights, a fish and chips restaurant in Essex, U.K., said leading on sustainability involved extra effort on both the back end – making sourcing decisions, and the front end

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February 3, 2016

The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) continues to build momentum and is preparing to publicly announce its members at the Seafood Expo North America, taking place March 6 to 8, 2016 in Boston, Mass., according to Peter Hajipieris, Iglo’s director of sustainability and external affairs and a Seafish board member.

Hajipieris, who has been involved with GSSI since Seafish backed the initiative in 2012, gave a presentation at the

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February 3, 2016

The next SeaWeb Seafood Summit will take place June 5 to 7, 2017 in Seattle, Wash, in the United States.

Diversified Communications Group Vice President Liz Plizga and Mark Spalding, president of The Ocean Foundation and of SeaWeb, jointly made the announcement at the closing of the 2016 SeaWeb Seafood Summit, which took place Feb. 1 to 3, 2016 in St. Julian's, Malta.

"We are confident this location and time frame provides the opportunity

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February 3, 2016

Seafish, Sustainable Fisheries Partnerships and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program have jointly launched an assessment tool to gauge the social risk level of global fisheries, announced publicly February 2 at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Malta.

As high-profile media reports have raised awareness of slavery, child labor and other forms of mistreatment of workers in the global fishing industry, seafood buyers and others involved in

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February 2, 2016

Senior Thai officials outlined the steps being taken to combat forced labor and human rights abuses in their country’s seafood industry at a presentation at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit on 2 February 2016.

Representatives from a British importer of Thai seafood and a non-governmental organization responded by backing the government’s efforts and encouraging their peers to stay engaged in Thailand and helping to advance efforts to improve labor

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February 2, 2016

Many of the criteria for creating a trustworthy traceability system for seafood supply chains have yet to be defined, according to a panel of experts who spoke on the topic at the second day of the SeaWeb Seafood Summit.

Standards must be developed for health, legality and labor concerns – and must be done soon in order to influence rule-making efforts underway in the United States and the United Kingdom, said David Schorr, the head of the

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February 1, 2016

The government of Thailand has struck an agreement with a coalition of seafood companies and associations designed to eliminate forced labor and human trafficking from within the country’s seafood supply chain.

Major players in the Thai fishing industry agreed to sign a memorandum-of-understanding (MOU) with the Thai Government’s Command Center for Combating Illegal Fishing on January 15, 2016, pledging to prevent seafood products to be

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February 1, 2016

Seafood Summit celebration honors four winners and 16 finalists for advancing seafood sustainability and ocean health

Advocates for sustainable fisheries around the globe were honored with 2016 Seafood Champion Awards Monday, 1 February 2016 at the Seaweb Seafood Summit in St. Julian’s, Malta.

Winners of the four annual awards given for leadership, innovation, vision and advocacy in the promotion of ocean health and environmentally

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February 1, 2016

The seafood industry has 2 to 4 years to take advantage of a unique opportunity to gain more market share, according to two marketing experts speaking at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit on Monday, February 1.

In his opening keynote address, Arlin Wasserman, the founder of Changing Tastes, a food service consultancy, said while total protein consumption globally has risen, the amount of red meat intake is declining steadily.

“If we can reposition

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February 1, 2016

Greenpeace will target seafood giant Thai Union Group as well as its suppliers, buyers, brands and investors in an effort to pressure the company to reform perceived environmental and social problems in the company’s supply chain.

John Hocevar, the oceans campaign director for Greenpeace USA, said in an interview with SeafoodSource.com that action against Thai Union is part of a new pivot by the organization towards greater activism

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