China’s Retaliatory Tariffs Would Negatively Affect U.S. Seafood Industry

Threats of a trade war are starting to rattle markets far and wide, and the Barnegat Light commercial fishing industry is taking notice.

Earlier this month, the People’s Republic of China revealed plans to enact 25 percent tariffs on hundreds of seafood species from the U.S. – including scallops, lobster, snow crab, salmon, tuna and cod – […]

June 28th, 2018|Categories: Whiteside Law News|Tags: |0 Comments

American Scallop Association Delivers Letter to Wilbur Ross, Participates in NOAA Fish Fry

June 11, 2018 — WASHINGTON — The following was released by the American Scallop Association:

American Scallop Association (ASA) leadership traveled to Washington last Wednesday to participate in the 43rd Annual NOAA Fish Fry. In Washington, they hand-delivered a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross regarding current issues facing the American scallop industry.

“This is the fourth […]

June 20th, 2018|Categories: Whiteside Law News|Tags: |0 Comments

Attorney Whiteside files amici brief with the US Supreme Court on behalf of 7 fishing associations

WASHINGTON (Saving Seafood) — January 28, 2016 — Seven fishing associations have filed an amici brief in support of the Plaintiffs’ petition for certiorari in Chinatown Neighborhood Association, et al. v. Kamala D. Harris, which seeks to overturn California’s shark fin possession ban. The Sustainable Fisheries Association, Rhode Island Fisherman’s Alliance, Long Island […]

February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Whiteside Law News|Tags: |0 Comments

The Value of MSC Certification for Scallops

At the 2014 Seafood Expo North America, John Whiteside, representing the American Scallop Association, spoke about the value of MSC certification for the U.S. Atlantic sea scallop fishery. The Seafood Expo North America in Boston is the largest annual seafood trade event in North America. The 2014 MSC Update Meeting for the Americas region included guest speakers […]

Maryland Shark Fin Law Exempts Some Species

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland lawmakers have joined a handful of states in passing a ban on shark fin sales with a slight twist, crafting a measure that is supported by conservationists as well as a commercial fishing group.

Environmental groups have long pushed for shark fin bans, noting shark populations are being drastically reduced by […]

May 2nd, 2013|Categories: Whiteside Law News|Tags: |0 Comments

Amici Brief on California Shark Fin Ban Represented by 4 East Coast Seafood Associations

On behalf of the Sustainable Fisheries Association (SFA), the Garden State Seafood Association (New Jersey), the North Carolina Fisheries Association, and the Virginia Seafood Council, Attorney Whiteside drafted an Amici brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The suit was filed jointly by the Chinatown Neighborhood Association and Asian Americans for Political Advancement, and names […]

March 12th, 2013|Categories: Whiteside Law News|Tags: |0 Comments

Atlantic Spiny Dogfish Fishery Successfully Expands Scope of MSC Certification

John F. Whiteside, Jr. was instrumental in expanding the MSC certification of the Atlantic spiny dogfish to cover the remaining offshore areas of five states in the region. Here is an excerpt from the Saving Seafood story:
Washington — February 26, 2013 — Following the success of the certification of the United States East Coast […]

Fishing quota hike for Skate brings relief

October 28, 2011 12:00 AM
There was some welcome news for the local fishing industry Wednesday when the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration agreed to increase the annual skate quota by 17 million pounds.

The ruling goes into effect immediately and runs through April 30, 2012, the end of the fishing year. The decision […]

October 28th, 2011|Categories: Whiteside Law News|Tags: , , |0 Comments