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 1, 2022

Elverta, California, U.S.A.-based Sterling Caviar has won two major awards from the Specialty Food Association.

The company’s Sterling Caviar Royal Grade product won the SFA’s 2022 Sofi Awards Product of the Year and the Sofi Gold Award in the Seafood Category.

"This is a true testament to the commitment and pride our entire staff have in producing a quality product,” Sterling Caviar General Manager and COO Myra Tallerico said

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Published on
July 29, 2022

Reston, Virginia, U.S.A.-based Starkist has had its request to exclude its private-label sales from a lawsuit filed by customers alleging price-fixing denied.

A 25 July decision from Dana M. Sabraw, the chief justice of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, denied Starkist’s request to separate its private-label sales of canned tuna from a class-action lawsuit brought against it by its customers, alleging it

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Published on
July 28, 2022

On Thursday, 28 June, Nicole Condon was named Marine Stewardship Council’s U.S. program director, replacing Eric Critchlow, who is retiring after a 48-year career in the seafood industry. Condon, who will begin in her new role 1 August, will oversee MSC’s fisheries, commercial, marketing, and communications strategies in the United States.

Condon joined MSC in 2018 as a senior commercial manager, overseeing engagement with

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Published on
July 28, 2022

On the back of doubled profits in 2021, Akureyri, Iceland-based vertically integrated seafood firm Samherji is planning a EUR 400 million (USD 405 million) in expanding its aquaculture operations.

The revelation was made at the company’s 2022 annual general meeting on 22 July, where it announced total annual sales of EUR 357.7 million (USD 362.9 million), operating income of EUR 377.5 million (USD 383.2 million), net profit of EUR

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Published on
July 28, 2022

Pontevedra, Spain-based seafood company Nueva Pescanova will acquire Pesquera Veraz, a subsidiary of Mar del Plata, Argentina-headquartered Grupo Veraz, according to Spanish newspaper Faro del Vigo.

A company spokesperson did not return a request from SeafoodSource for comment on the report, but if true, the purchase marks Nueva Pescanova’s first acquisition in more than a decade, during which time it entered and emerged from bankruptcy

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Published on
July 27, 2022

The sockeye salmon run in Bristol Bay, Alaska, U.S.A. has surpassed 76 million fish, setting an all-time record.

As of 21 July, the latest day for which a count is available, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported a total run of 76,583,856 sockeye, with a cumulative catch of 58,298,771 sockeye between Bristol Bay’s Ugashik, Egegik, Naknek-Kvichak, Nushagak, and Togiak fisheries. The count  surpassed AFDG’s pre-season

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Published on
July 26, 2022

Garware Technical Fibres have created a high-density polyethylene netting that can be impregnated with traditional water-based antifouling paints, an advancement the company said makes its product unique in the fishing industry ... 

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Published on
July 25, 2022

U.S. agricultural giant Cargill has agreed to pay USD 15 million (EUR 14.7 million) to resolve claims from the U.S. Department of Justice it was involved in a scheme to fix the wages of workers in its poultry-processing facilities ... 

Photo courtesy of Mike

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Published on
July 22, 2022

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada-based Ocean Trout Canada has initiated its commercialization phase, with more than 1,000 metric tons (MT) of steelhead trout to be harvested and sold over the next 18 months …

Photo courtesy of Ocean Trout

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Published on
July 21, 2022

The seafood sector in the U.S. Midwest was upturned during the COVID-19 pandemic, and now is coming back structured differently than it was prior to 2019.

Like the rest of the U.S. seafood industry, farmers, traders, and sellers of seafood in the center of the country experienced an existential challenge when COVID-19 first hit the country in early 2020, forcing nearly every company – large and small – to make drastic changes to

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