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
August 30, 2021

Slade Gorton’s acquisition of North Atlantic Inc. is intended to burnish the company’s sources of supply of sustainable, tropical fish, according to Slade Gorton President and CEO Kim Gorton.

Founded in 1928, Slade Gorton is a third-generation, family-owned seafood importer, processor, and distributor based in Boston, Massachusetts. It announced its planned acquisition of Portland, Maine, U.S.A-based North Atlantic on 10

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August 30, 2021

The Northwest Aquaculture Alliance, a trade group advocating for the aquaculture industry in the U.S. and Canadian Pacific Northwest, has announced new officers and the creation of a scholarship in memory of its former board member Kurt Grinnell.

Jim Parsons, who formerly served as general manager of Cooke Aquaculture Pacific before being named CEO of Jamestown Seafood earlier this month, will remain in his role as NWAA president. Troutlodge

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August 27, 2021

Dover, Tasmania, Australia-based salmon-farming firm Huon Aquaculture reported a loss of AUD 128 million (USD 93.4 million, EUR 79.2 million) for the fiscal year ending 30 June, 2021, on the heels of a takeover bid from Brazilian meat processing giant JBS.

In a letter to shareholders sent in advance of its FY2021 results issuance, Huon Chairman Neil Kearney said the company’s board is backing JBS’ offer of AUD 3.85 (USD 2.82, EUR

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August 27, 2021

Oslo, Norway-based investment firm Bluefront Equity, which specializes in the seafood industry, has acquired a stake in In-Naggar, Malta-based aquaculture research and development firm AquaBioTech Group …

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August 26, 2021

Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.-based NaturalShrimp has closed on its acquisition of Hydrenesis Aquaculture, a developer and implementer of water treatment technology ... 

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August 24, 2021

Canada’s government has provided tens of millions of dollars to improve the countries fisheries and harbors ... 

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August 20, 2021

Bergen, Norway-based Manolin has announced the launch of a new service for Norwegian aquaculture operators that alerts them to the presence of non-notifiable diseases …

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August 19, 2021

Cooke Aquaculture has confirmed its interest in purchasing Tasmania, Australia-based salmon-farming firm Huon Aquaculture, in the midst of a takeover bid from Brazilian meat processing giant JBS.

However, JBS has run into difficulty in the form of activist investor Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest, who has used his minority interest in Huon to push for increased environmental standards. In response, JBS issued a parallel bid for control

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Published on
August 17, 2021

Mexican officials recently met with their U.S. counterparts in Washington D.C. to formally request a lifting of the U.S. embargo on Mexican wild-caught shrimp.

In April 2021, the U.S. State Department withdrew Mexico’s certification under Section 609 of Public Law 101-162, barring Mexico from exporting any of its wild-caught shrimp to the United States. In a statement at the time, the State Department said Mexico’s efforts to protect

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Published on
August 17, 2021

Salish Fish, a joint venture between family-owned Cooke Aquaculture Pacific LLC and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, has officially launched and is moving forward with plans to stock its ocean fish farm in Port Angeles Harbor, Washington, U.S.A. with native steelhead and possibly sablefish in the coming months, according to the company and the tribe.

For Cooke, the move represents a reboot of its Washington operations after a 2017 escape at

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