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
September 25, 2020

The first smolt have been placed into Cermaq’s revolutionary iFarm project, a state-of-the-art approach to commercial salmon farming that relies heavily on technological innovation its approach to nutrition, animal health and welfare, and harvesting.

Oslo, Norway-based Cermaq, which is owned by the Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi, has invested NOK 580 million (USD 64.7 million, EUR 58.3 million) in the iFarm concept, including the

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Published on
September 24, 2020

Seafood Expo Asia, an annual seafood trade show produced by Diversified Communications, has announced its 2020 event will take place online as a three-day “Seafood Exo Asia Reconnect” experience 17 to 19 November, 2020.

Seafood Expo Asia, which has taken place in the past in Hong Kong, was set to move to Singapore this year, but the coronavirus pandemic put a pause on those plans. Instead, Diversified Communications said it has

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September 24, 2020

Grimsby, United Kingdom-based JCS Fish has expanded its range of BigFish smoked fish products, a year after opening a new smokehouse.

The company’s new products are Hot Smoked Salmon and Hot Smoked Trout, fresh fillets naturally brined and made without sugar and lightly hot-smoked with oak, and sold in 130-gram packs of two.

Initially, the new products be available exclusively via meal-kit provider Mindful Chef, which place an emphasis on

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Published on
September 23, 2020

A move initiated by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to roll back rules protecting Atlantic bluefin tuna could be resulting in a decline in the population of the species.

In April 2020, NOAA Fisheries introduced changes to the management of the Atlantic pelagic longline fishery, with the goal of increasing swordfish catches. U.S. fishermen only caught 34 percent of the quota for North Atlantic swordfish in 2018, according to a

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September 23, 2020

ISABEL, a Spanish tuna brand owned by Bolton Food, has committed to certifying 100 percent of its tuna products with the AENOR Conform Responsibly Fished Tuna certification seal ... 

Photo courtesy of ISABEL/Bolton

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September 22, 2020

Two executives with the company seeking to develop an open-pit gold and copper mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska, said they expect the project to grow much larger in size than the proposal currently under final review by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Northern Dynasty Minerals CEO Ronald Thiessen and Pebble Limited Partnership CEO Tom Collier told members of an environmental advocacy group posing as potential investors that the mine could

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September 18, 2020

Nearly six months after it publicized a joint venture project to take over a fish-processing plant in St. Anthony, Newfoundland, Canada, Quin-Sea Fisheries Ltd – a division of Royal Greenland – and Clearwater Seafoods have announced its application has received a green light from the Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Fisheries, Forestry, and Agriculture.

On 15 January, Bedford, Nova Scotia,

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Published on
September 17, 2020

Hatch, which has since 2017 functioned as an accelerator program for aquaculture-related start-ups, has added two business units that will focus on innovation and investment.

“What started as the world's first accelerator program for aquaculture technology has now become a global catalyst for aquaculture and alternative seafood innovation,” Hatch said in an announcement sent out via email on Thursday, 17 September.

Hatch was founded

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September 17, 2020

Former KrustraGroup executive Pablo Múgica has been named CEO of Barcelona, Spain tuna processor and marketer FRIME S.A.U.

Múgica spent 17 years at Spanish frozen shrimp specialist KrustaGroup, including the past nine as CEO, during which time the company signed a strategic partnership agreement with Camanchaca in 2017, and grew its international sales, with a focus on Argentine red shrimp sold into the U.S. market. At FRIME,

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September 16, 2020

Seafood processing equipment-maker Cabinplant has opened a new facility at its headquarters in Haarby, Denmark.

The new, 4,500-square-meter production plant increases the company’s production area by 50 percent, allowing Cabinplant “sufficient capacity for continued growth in the coming years,” according to CEO Ralf Astrup.

“It feels fantastic to be able to stand in a production hall like this today and we all have great

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