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 28, 2020

Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.A.-based Quirch Foods has completed a merger with Colorado Boxed Beef, a food distributor headquartered in Lakeland, Florida.

Following the transaction – terms of which were not disclosed – Quirch Foods President and CEO Frank Grande will be promoted to lead the new entity, while Colorado Box Beef President and CEO John Rattigan Jr. has been named chief growth, strategy, and M&A officer. Together, they

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October 28, 2020

A small-scale, artisanal fishery based in southern France has been granted Marine Stewardship Council certification, despite opposition from environmental non-governmental organization WWF.

The SATHOAN fishermen’s cooperative uses pole and line, handline, and longline methods, catching 200 to 300 metric tons (MT) of Eastern Atlantic bluefin annually, mostly sold in France. According to MSC, the Eastern Atlantic bluefin tuna stock, which

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Published on
October 27, 2020

Mowi’s Northern Harvest Sea Farms has reported a confirmed the presence of infectious salmon anemia (ISA) at its Ironskull Point salmon-farming site off the south coast of Newfoundland, Canada ... 

Photo courtesy of Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry

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October 27, 2020

True North Seafood, the processing division and flagship brand of Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick, Canada-based Cooke Inc., has acquired the business of Mariner Seafood, a seafood processor headquartered in New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Cooke CEO Glenn Cooke confirmed the acquisition in a press release.

“It has long been a dream of our family seafood company to have a presence in the number-one value fishing port in the nation, New

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October 26, 2020

Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.-based Orca Bay Foods is recalling a halibut product it makes for Trader Joe’s due to it containing undeclared allergens ... 

Photo courtesy of U.S. Food and Drug

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October 22, 2020

Three facilities owned by New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based East Coast Seafood have become the first to be certified to the new Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard.

East Coast Seafood’s Seatrade facility in New Bedford and its processing plant in Lakeville, Massachusetts have both received certification, in addition to its Maine Fair Trade facility in Prospect Harbor, Maine, which it entered into an

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October 22, 2020

Oslo, Norway-based marine services group Endúr ASA has acquired BMO Entreprenør AS, a provider of maintenance and rehabilitation services for marine infrastructure projects in Norway.

Kongsberg, Norway BMO Entreprenør AS specializes in the construction of quays, harbors, dams, bridges and other specialized concrete and steel projects. BMO Entreprenør AS Managing Director Jeppe Raaholt said the company has also

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October 21, 2020

A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture revealed sales of farmed seafood in Hawaii generated USD 83.2 million (EUR 70.1 million) in 2019, eclipsing the previous all-time high in the state of USD 78.2 million (EUR 65.9 million) ... 

Photo courtesy of Big Island

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October 21, 2020

Guangzhou, China-based Sino Agro Food, an agriculture technology and organic food company that made waves in the seafood industry when it vowed to build the world’s largest indoor shrimp farm in 2014, has finalized a settlement with disgruntled shareholders who sued the company in March 2019, demanding a corporate governance overhaul.

The lead plaintiff, Heng Ren Partners, accused Sino Agro Food’s leadership of breaches of

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October 20, 2020

The U.S. state of Maine has become a hotbed of aquaculture activity, with numerous companies announcing plans to open recirculating aquaculture system farms, including Nordic Aquafarms in Belfast, Whole Oceans in Bucksport, Kingfish Zeeland in Jonesport, and Aquabanq in Millinocket.

As of Friday, 16 October, another company has arrived in the Pine Tree State: American Aquafarms, which has invested in a site in Gouldsboro as its base for a closed

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