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
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 ... 

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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 …

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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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Published on
July 21, 2022

Nueva Pescanova Group’s Namibian fishing fleet has become the first to obtain the FISH Standard for Crew international certification.

Nueva Pescanova’s Namibian subsidiary, NovaNam, had the labor standards on board its 11 fishing vessels audited by Bureau Veritas and confirmed as meeting the certification’s standards for ethical hiring practices, adequate pay, and access to a fair grievance-resolution process.

“The safety

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Published on
July 20, 2022

A trade agreement signed between the European Union and New Zealand will boost trade between the two entities by 30 percent.

Negotiations on the free-trade agreement began in 2018 and concluded on 30 June, 2022, following 12 negotiating rounds…

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Published on
July 19, 2022

Vigo, Spain-based Profand Fishing Holding has released its 2021 sales and earnings, showing the company exceeded EUR 800 million (USD 820 million) in turnover for the first time ... 

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July 18, 2022

The Faroe Islands queen scallop fishery has obtained Marine Stewardship Council certification.

Hósvík, Faroe Islands-based O.C. Joensen is the sole operator in the fishery. It sought out MSC certification in order to assure its customers of the product’s sustainability, according to the company’s chairman, Andrias Kelduberg.

“We have operated this fishery for several decades, limiting the fishing effort to one

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