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 6, 2021

Cooke Aquaculture has received a key permit from the U.S. state of Washington that will allow it to stock its Hope Island farm with rainbow trout.

The permit, issued by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on 5 August, will allow Cooke to stock its Hope Island farm, in Puget Sound’s Skagit Bay, with 365,000 steelhead, also known as rainbow trout. But the facility’s lease expires in March 2022, before the fish will be ready

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Published on
August 6, 2021

The world’s largest meat-processing company, São Paulo, Brazil-based JBS, has acquired 100 percent of Huon Aquaculture, Australia’s second-largest salmon producer.

JBS will pay AUD 425 million (USD 313.5 million, EUR 266.1 million) in cash for Huon, or AUD 3.85 (USD 2.84, EUR 2.41) per share of the company, a 61 percent premium over its 26 February price of AUD 2.39 (USD 1.76, EUR 1.50), when the strategic review was

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Published on
August 4, 2021

A Fijian commercial fishing vessel has received a withhold release order from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which claims forced labor may have been employed onboard the longliner.

The order requires all U.S. agencies to detain tuna and other seafood harvested by the Hangton No. 112, which is owned and operated by Suva, Fiji-based Hangton Pacific Co.

In a 4 August press release, the CBP said it had identified at least three of

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Published on
August 4, 2021

Singapore-based Barramundi Group is planning an initial public offering on the Euronext Growth exchange.

Previously known as Barramundi Asia, the company operates three ocean farm sites growing barramundi, and has plans to scale production up to 50,000 metric tons by 2030. It will offer an equity private placement followed soon after by a listing on Euronext Growth, formerly known as the Oslo Børs, which has become the preferred location

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Published on
August 2, 2021

Sunnyvale, California, U.S.A.-based NovoNutrients, which is pioneering a technology that uses microorganisms to convert carbon dioxide into protein for aquaculture feeds, has reached USD 9 million (EUR 7.6 million) in venture capital backing ... 

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Published on
July 30, 2021

Global production totals for fishmeal and fish oil thus far in 2021 continue to far surpass the depressed totals from the COVID-19-impacted 2020 fiscal year ... 

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Published on
July 29, 2021

New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based Waterfront Cold Store LLC has purchased the former North East Refrigerated Terminal cold-storage facility in Taunton, Massachusetts, and is actively marketing its space to the region’s seafood suppliers ... 

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Published on
July 29, 2021

Tasmania, Australia-based Huon Aquaculture is entertaining offers from a number of suitors interesting in acquiring the struggling salmon-farming firm.

Huon is the largest family-owned and -operated vertically integrated salmon producer in Australia, with a projected harvest of 35,000 metric tons (MT) in fiscal year 2021. It operates hatcheries, marine farming of salmon and trout, harvesting and processing operations, and sales and marketing

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Published on
July 26, 2021

Regal Springs Group Executive Vice President of Chief Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Officer Peter Hajipieris will step down from his post next month, to be replaced by Laurent Develle ... 

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Published on
July 23, 2021

Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.-based NaturalShrimp, which operates two recirculating aquaculture systems growing shrimp in the U.S. states of Texas and Iowa, has hired Marco Van Den Berg as vice president of sales ... 

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