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
October 27, 2022

Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.-based Ocean Beauty Seafoods has hired Stutts Armstrong as its U.S. East Coast sales manager, the company announced 25 October.

Nathan Rice, who previously served in the position, will move into the newly created position of national foodservice sales manager for Ocean Beauty.

“We are very pleased to have a such a knowledgeable seafood salesperson as Stutts to grow the East Coast business for Ocean Beauty,”

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Published on
October 26, 2022

Kevin Bixler has been hired as the CEO of Peter Pan Seafood, and will begin in November 2022.

The Bellevue, Washington, U.S.A.-based company has been without a CEO since Barry Collier left the job in March 2021.

Most recently, Bixler worked as global director of group fish procurement at Thai Union, and in 2021, he was appointed as chair of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation’s board of

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Published on
October 25, 2022

NaturalShrimp, a shrimp-farming company that has pioneered a unique recirculating aquaculture system technology, has entered into a merger agreement with Yotta Acquisition Corp., a public blank check corporation listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange.

Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.-based NaturalShrimp is in line to receive up to USD 105 million (EUR 105 million) in net cash proceeds if and when the transaction is completed.

“This business combination

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Published on
October 25, 2022

The Jonesport, Maine, U.S.A. Planning Board has approved Kingfish Maine’s building permit application, clearing the final hurdle for The Kingfish Company to begin building its recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) farm in the small coastal town.

The Kingfish Company is planning to build an 8,500-metric-ton capacity yellowtail kingfish farm in Jonesport at an estimated cost of USD 110 million (EUR 110 million), and has now

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Published on
October 25, 2022

Linda Aase has stepped down as the CEO of SalMar, and Håkon André Berg has resigned as CEO of Salmon Evolution.

Aase, who was appointed to the position in March 2022, will be replaced by Frode Arntsen, 52, the company’s chief operating officer for sales and industry. He previously worked at Hitramat and at Lerøy Seafood in production and factory management.

Frøya Municipality, Norway-headquartered SalMar is

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Published on
October 24, 2022

The population of North Atlantic right whales dropped 2.3 percent over the past year to an estimated 340 individuals, according to a report released Monday, 24 October by the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium.

The downward trend was influenced by “ongoing human impacts that are hindering the critically endangered species’ ability to survive and reproduce,” according to the consortium, which was founded in 1986 by the New

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Published on
October 21, 2022

Baldor Specialty Foods Director of Merchandising Kevin Lindgren thinks seafood has a branding problem in the United States.

Many U.S. customers have lost trust in seafood as a sustainable protein, he said, and a lack of brand names to provide the protein with flagship representation has turned some customers off of seafood altogether, Lindgren said.

“As well as a lack of transparency that's associated with a brand, people just don’t

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Published on
October 19, 2022

The Kingfish Company reported it nearly doubled its sales and achieved higher prices in the third quarter of 2022.

Its Q3 2022 sales reached EUR 5.4 million (USD 5.3 million), up from EUR 2.8 million (USD 2.7 million) in Q3 2021. All of its production – 374 tons, up from 334 tons in Q3 2021 – came from its recirculating aquaculture system farm in Kats, The Netherlands.

“This has resulted in a robust productivity index

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Published on
October 17, 2022

Oslo, Norway-based aquaculture firm AquaCon has withdrawn its permit application for a planned recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) farm in Federalsburg, Maryland, U.S.A., which would have produced up to 15,000 metric tons of Atlantic salmon annually and cost an estimated USD 300 million (EUR 304.8 million) to build.

In a statement issued Friday, 14 October, AquaCon said it had withdrawn its application to the Maryland Department of the

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Published on
October 14, 2022

Cooke Aquaculture’s True North Seafood has quietly launched a premium salmon brand that leans heavily on its origins in the U.S. state of Maine.

Described in a promotional video as “one of the best ocean-raised Atlantic salmon in America, straight from the heart of Maine,” and “exceptional in every way,” Cutler Cove Salmon is now available on a limited basis in fillets and portions through Baldor Specialty Food in

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