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 9, 2016

Nova Austral, a Chilean salmon farmer and processor, has received its first certification from the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) for its Aracena 2 Farm in southern Chile.

The company operates in the Magellan and Antarctic region of Chile in the far southern end of the country.

Since being acquired out of bankruptcy for USD 183 million (EUR 161.7 million) by Altor Fund III and Bain Capital in October 2014, Nova Austral has sought to

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February 9, 2016

Fa’afoi Palepua has been named the new general manager of Samoa Tuna Processors, replacing Herman Gebauer, who is retiring.

Palepua will oversee administrative and day-to-day operations at Samoa Tuna Processors’ new facility in Pago Pago, American Samoa. The USD 70 million (EUR 62 million) facility opened in May 2015 and processes shelf-stable and frozen tuna products distributed in the United States by The Tuna Store. Both Samoa Tuna

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February 9, 2016

The world of seafood is a complicated, controversial and fascinating place.

That was my immediate takeaway from my first week at work as the new editor at SeafoodSource.com.

Further revelations came in waves in my second week, as I attended the SeaWeb Seafood Summit, which took place 1 to 3 February, 2016, in St. Julian’s, Malta. The summit annually brings together representatives from industry, NGOs (including many conservation groups),

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February 4, 2016

Vendors and suppliers are the most important factor influencing chefs when it comes to seafood procurement and sustainability, according to a new study investigating commonly-held beliefs of professional cooks in the United States.

The study, performed by James E. Griffin, a professor of culinary studies at Johnson and Wales University, and funded by the nonprofit Global Aquaculture Alliance, surveyed 90 professional chefs with purchasing

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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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