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 4, 2016

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch released new recommendations giving crab fisheries in the Eastern Bering Sea an upgraded rating.

Bristol Bay Red King (Paralithoides camtschaticus) crab caught in the Eastern Bering Sea are now rated a “Best Choice” by Seafood Watch. With the updated recommendation, all of the major crab fisheries in the Eastern Bering Sea have obtained the Seafood Watch “Best Choice” rating, including , including

Read More
Published on
March 4, 2016

Handy is joining forces with the Sea Delight Ocean Fund and other seafood companies to build the FIP using a rights-based management system . The goal, according to the press release, is to improve the performance of the management system for its groupers' and snappers' fishery, centered around the Campeche Bank in the Gulf of Mexico.

The nonprofit Sea Delight Ocean Fund initiated the effort after receiving grants in 2014 from Resources Legacy

Read More
Published on
March 4, 2016

Norpac Fisheries Export has signed an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement with Blueyou Consulting, based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Norpac is a U.S.-based seafood company with U.S. offices in Seattle and Honolulu. It fishes in the Pacific Ocean, from the Philippines to the Oregon coast, sourcing, processing, distributing and marketing fresh and frozen seafood for the wholesale, retail and food service markets. It runs an industry-led

Read More
Published on
March 4, 2016

Seven Ecuadorian shrimp farming companies will be present at Seafood Expo North America 2016, taking place 6 to 8 March in Boston, Mass.

The companies who will exhibit at SENA are Edpacif, Expalsa, Langosmar Organic, Negocios Industriales Real NIRSA, Omarsa, Quirola Group and Sociedad Nacional de Galápagos SONGA. Representatives from each of these companies will be stationed at booth 633 for those interested in learning more about their

Read More
Published on
March 3, 2016

Carlos Rafael was released from jail on Wednesday, 2 March after agreeing to a USD 1 million bond, electronic monitoring and travel restrictions.

Rafael, the owner of Carlos Seafood in New Bedford, Mass., was arrested Friday, 26 February and is accused of conspiracy and submitting falsified records to the federal government to evade fishing quotas.

Court documents filed after his arrest revealed details of what had been a nine-month undercover

Read More
Published on
March 3, 2016

GBG, the owner of Morubel, a leader in the European frozen shrimp market, on Thursday, 3 March announced the purchase of Ristic AG, a German seafood importer and wholesaler.

The deal is expected to close in the second half of March 2016. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and the transaction is subject to approval from European authorities.

Morubel CEO Edo Abels said his company’s strength in wild-caught shrimp paired well with Ristic’s

Read More
Published on
March 3, 2016

Westmorland Fisheries, a Canadian lobster processor based in New Brunswick, announced Thursday, 3 March it had reached an agreement to acquire Trico Seafoods, a marketing company also based in New Brunswick.

The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Westmorland Fisheries Ltd., founded in 1973, owns a 60,000-square-foot plant out of Cap-Pelé, New Brunswick and employs more than 400 workers during its peak season. The company primarily

Read More
Published on
March 2, 2016

Regal Springs, a vertically integrated tilapia producer, will support the nonprofit SeaShare through a taco bar at its booth display at Seafood Expo North America, taking place 6 to 8 March in Boston.

The company will host a grilled fish taco bar featuring its lake-grown tilapia along with tortillas, salsa and toppings. For every taco sampled at SENA, Regal Springs will donate 5 lbs. of its tilapia to SeaShare, a nonprofit dedicated to

Read More
Published on
March 2, 2016

True World Foods, a supplier of seafood with an Asian focus, will host a tuna-cutting demonstration at Seafood Expo North America, taking place 6 to 8 March in Boston.

The demonstration will take place at the True World Foods booth (#1953) at 11 a.m. on Monday, 7 March. (A video of True World Foods’ similar demonstrations can be found here).

Also at the expo, True World Japan will showcase its Tsukiji Express brand, providing door-to-door

Read More
Published on
March 2, 2016

More than 150 young employees in Scotland have gained experience in the salmon farming industry thanks to that country’s Modern Apprenticeship program.

The program, which is run by Skills Development Scotland, annually places around 25,000 young adults into paid, entry-level positions in a wide range of industries, including aquaculture. The program offers on-the-job training and support and degree-equivalency credits.

In 2015, 88 employees

Read More