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
December 15, 2021

Colombo, Sri Lanka-based Taprobane Seafood has added shrimp aquaculture services to its offerings in order to diversify its business.

The company, which operates 15 facilities primarily processing blue swimming crab, began a vannamei shrimp cultivation program in 2019, and in November 2021, received a strategic investment from the Atman Group to help its expand its shrimp aquaculture.

On 12 December, Taprobane announced the creation of Taprobane

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Published on
December 14, 2021

Nova Fisheries has formally exited the seafood industry.

The Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.-based firm, which was founded in 1986 by Bob Simon, previously divested itself of all of its fisheries holdings in 2015, and announced Tuesday, 14 December it has sold its manufacturing and customer business, with the transaction scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021 ... 

Photo courtesy of Nova

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Published on
December 13, 2021

European Union officials recently conducted a visit to Panama to investigate the country’s progress in making fishery reforms requested by the E.U. in its issuance of a yellow card to the Central American country in 2019.

Panama Aquatic Resources Authority (ARAP) Secretary General Carlos Castro said the country has achieved 75 percent of the requirements requested by the E.U., which include updating its 1960’s-era fisheries law and

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Published on
December 10, 2021

Mowi Canada East has reported additional salmon mortalities at its operations in Newfoundland, along with mounting sea lice issues ... 

Photo courtesy of Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry

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Published on
December 10, 2021

Rancho Cucamonga, California, U.S.A.-based surimi producer Aquamar has purchased surimi-maker Shining Ocean for an undisclosed amount.

The acquisition solidifies Aquamar’s status as the second-largest surimi producer in North America, and gives it more diversified seafood offerings, according to a 10 December press release.

"We are excited to add Shining Ocean's business to our portfolio," Aquamar CEO Daryl Gormley said. "With this

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Published on
December 10, 2021

Huntingdon, United Kingdom-based Hilton Food Group is acquiring the Hardewijk, the Netherlands-headquartered Dutch Seafood Company for EUR 90 million (USD 101.5 million).

The acquisition gives Hilton Food Group, which purchased chilled fish supplier Seachill in 2017 for EUR 90.4 million (USD 106.4 million), a larger presence in the seafood industry and enters it into the U.S. market, where Foppen sells its smoked salmon via Costco and other

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Published on
December 9, 2021

NOAA’s shrimp import figures for October 2021 show India reclaiming its position of dominance in the U.S. market ... 

Photo courtesy of Ezume

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Published on
December 7, 2021

A mostly on-time beginning for the Dungeness crab fishery on the U.S. West Coast is also bringing in higher prices. Early-season pricing is higher than in previous years and set to move higher still ... 

Photo courtesy of David

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Published on
December 6, 2021

Mowi USA will host a daylong workshop on ocean sustainability issues as part of a celebration of the One Ocean Expedition’s visit to Miami, Florida, U.S.A. on Wednesday, 8 December.

The U.S. branch of the Bergen, Norway-headquartered salmon-farming firm will feature keynote addresses by Tidal/X Chief Product Officer Bala Kasiviswanathan, WWF-U.S. Global Network Lead for Aquaculture Aaron McNevin, University of Miami Director of Aquaculture

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Published on
December 3, 2021

Three major land-based aquaculture projects – Atlantic salmon farms planned by Nordic Aquafarms and Whole Oceans, and The Kingfish Company’s yellowtail farm – are all set to initiate construction in coming months in the U.S. state of Maine.

Fredrikstad, Norway-based Nordic Aquafarms won a key legal victory in November 2021 and, in August 2021, it obtained the last permit it needed to begin construction on

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