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
November 8, 2021

Ecuador, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand all saw their November shrimp-export totals to the United States drop in September 2021. But India’s total jumped by nearly 8,000 metric tons (MT) ... 

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November 8, 2021

Longtime Huon Aquaculture executive Philip Wiese has been appointed the new CEO of the company, following its sale to JBS Australia.

Wiese served as deputy CEO from 2011 until last month, when CEO Peter Bender, who owned a majority stake in the company along with his wife, Francis Bender, sold to the Australian subsidiary of Brazilian food-packing firm JBS. Wiese started at Huon in 2008 as chief financial officer, having previously served

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Published on
November 5, 2021

A crash in crab populations in the U.S. state of Alaska is being partially blamed on a mortality event scientists cannot fully explain.

A catastrophic drop in Alaska’s snow crab population led the state to set a much lower quota for the upcoming season. Along with a significant drop to the Bering Sea bairdi crab quota and the closure of the winter Bristol Bay red king crab fishery, Alaska’s overall crab fishery could lose up to USD

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November 5, 2021

Ocean Beauty Seafoods has hired Jeff Gernand as its new regional sales manager for the U.S. West Coast, replacing Cheri Rhodes, who recently retired ... 

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Published on
November 4, 2021

Aqua-Spark, a sustainable aquaculture investment fund, has purchased a 4 percent stake in Norwegian biotech company Hofseth Biocare ASA ... Photo courtesy of Hofseth

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November 4, 2021

Skretting has promoted Charlie Granfelt to be its new global manager closed aquaculture systems ... 

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Published on
November 4, 2021

Japanese conglomerate Mitsui and Co. has sold the assets of its canned and frozen seafood and vegetable importing and distributing subsidiary, Mitsui Foods Inc., to Gellert Global Group's Atalanta Corporation.

The brands being transferred through the sale – terms of which were not announced – include Empress, Nobility, Pacific Premium, Gift of Nature, Gift of the Sea, and Nice, along with a private-label business. Post-acquisition,

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Published on
November 3, 2021

Gainesville, Virginia, U.S.A.-based Forever Oceans, which farms ocean-raised seriola rivoliana in Panama, Brazil, Indonesia, and the U.S. state of Hawaii and sells it in fillets and whole under the brand Forever Oceans Kahala, has hired Bill Bien as its new CEO.

For the past six years, Bien was CEO of Signify's agricultural lighting division, prior to which he worked as Signify’s chief marketing office and chief strategy officer. He

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November 2, 2021

The U.S. Department of State has officially lifted the country’s embargo on wild-caught Mexican shrimp ... 

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October 29, 2021

Huon Aquaculture shareholders have approved a takeover bid by JBS Australia, a subsidiary of Brazilian meatpacking giant JBS.

At a 29 October company meeting, Huon shareholders offered more than 90 percent support to concurrent acquisition proposals put forth by JBS, which has agreed to pay AUD 3.85 (USD 2.82, EUR 2.39) per Huon share, a transaction worth around AUD 425 million (USD 313.5 million, EUR 266.1 million).

“Today’s

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