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 5, 2020

The Kingfish Company, which has plans to become the largest producer of farm-raised yellowtail kingfish in both the European Union and the United States, has announced its intention to aim for an initial public offering on the Merkur Market, the public capital market designed for small- and medium-sized companies, which is affiliated with the Oslo Børs.  

In a 5 October press release, the Kats, the Netherlands-based company said its

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Published on
October 5, 2020

Atlantic cod has been a stable, steady commodity for the global seafood market in the past decade. And it will continue to serve that role in the coming years, according to a panel of cod experts assembled for a 1 October webinar, “Opportunities and Challenges in the Atlantic Cod Marketplace,” organized by Sea Data Center in cooperation with Maritech Solutions and SeafoodSource, and hosted by Sea Data Center Managing Director Anna

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Published on
October 2, 2020

Two moves by state governments in the U.S. Southeast have highlighted the diverging fortunes of the Gulf of Mexico’s oysters, farmed and wild-caught.

In August, the state of Texas this month launched a program to boost its oyster mariculture sector, allowing the leasing of public waters off the coast to grow and harvest oysters commercially. Following the passage of legislation legally allowing the leasing last year, the Texas Parks and

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Published on
October 2, 2020

A TEDx talk delivered by Shiok Meats Founder Sandhya Sriram in January, which makes misleading and at times inaccurate claims about the seafood industry and specifically denigrates the farmed shrimp sector, has drawn a rebuke from Aqua-Spark, the lead investor in its recently completed USD 12.6 million (EUR 10.8 million) Series A funding round.

Shiok Meats is a Singapore-based company developing lab-cultured shrimp cells as a substitute for

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Published on
October 1, 2020

Hamburg, Germany-based Hydrosol, a supplier of food stabilizers texturizers to the seafood sector, has split off its plant-based division into its own subsidiary, which it has named Planteneers ... 

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Published on
September 30, 2020

Atlantic Sapphire is celebrating the first commercial harvest of salmon raised in its new recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) farm in Miami, Florida, U.S.A., according to a 28 September release.

The company also announced a partnership with Chef’s Warehouse that will see the purveyor of high-quality artisan ingredients for chefs receive the first of Atlantic Sapphire’s Bluehouse-brand salmon.

“We are thrilled for

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Published on
September 29, 2020

Aqua-Spark, an investment fund focused on sustainable aquaculture and related technologies and services, has invested in Shiok Meats, a Singapore-based company developing lab-cultured shrimp cells as a substitute for natural or farmed shrimp meat.

Aqua-Spark is the lead investor in Shiok Meat’s USD 12.6 million (EUR 10.8 million) Series A round, which the company will use to open and operate the first commercial pilot plant for

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Published on
September 28, 2020

The results of testing completed at the end of last week show the current coronavirus outbreak among workers at  processing plant in Warrenton, Oregon, U.S.A. have bumped the count of affected employees to 94, up from the 77 announced last week.

However, the company’s most recent round of testing, conducted on Thursday and Friday, 24 and 25 September, revealed only five positive COVID-19 tests out of 106 workers, with one test result

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Published on
September 28, 2020

The Kingfish Company’s plans to build recirculating aquaculture system yellowtail kingfish farm in Jonesport, Maine, U.S.A., have taken a step forward with the company’s receipt of a critical permit from the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands.

The company’s Submerged Lands Lease Application was approved last week, according to the company. It gives formalized state approval for the plan and installation of Kingfish

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September 25, 2020

Pacific Seafood's processing plant in Warrenton, Oregon, U.S.A is facing another mass outbreak of COVID-19 amongst its workers, a little more than four months after dealing with more than 130 employees testing positive for the coronavirus among its five plants in the area.

According to a 24 September press release from the Clatsop County Public Health Department, testing of the plant’s 159-member night shift conducted earlier this week by

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