Madelyn Kearns

Madelyn Kearns

Editor

Madelyn Kearns is the Portland, Maine-based editor of SeafoodSource, the leading online resource for the global seafood industry. Before diving into seafood writing, editing and infographic-designing, she was the associate editor for an online publication geared toward small to mid-sized practice physicians, Medical Practice Insider. Maddie is a graduate of the University of Maine, where she served as a columnist and the opinion editor for the university's paper, The Maine Campus, and won a Grady Award in Creative Writing for her poetry.   

Published on
December 14, 2017
Simply Surimi

Washington-based supplier Trans-Ocean Products, Inc. has certified its Simply Surimi brand under the Non-GMO Project, the company announced on 12 December.

The Non-GMO Project functions as a third-party verification system within the United States, and is committed to “building and protecting non-GMO food supply,” explained Trans-Ocean Products. The nonprofit certifying body awarded Simply Surimi with its distinct “butterfly&rdq… Read More

Published on
December 12, 2017
Young's Seafood

The owners of Grimsby, United Kingdom-based Young’s Seafood are rumored to be pursuing a sale of the UK-based frozen, fresh, and chilled seafood distributor, according to U.K.'s Press Association.

Lion Capital, Bain Capital, and HPS Investment Partners have allegedly partnered with investment firm Stamford Partners in an effort to sell off their ownership shares of the British seafood giant, the news service reported.

Young’s was… Read More

Published on
December 11, 2017

Tis’ the season for gift giving, and once again SeafoodSource has you covered with its annual Gift Guide of seafood-themed gadgets and goods sure to please any industry fan on your list. Take a look at the 10 newly-selected seafood gift ideas for 2017 via the graphic below, and be sure to access in-depth product descriptions for each item underneath the break. 

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Published on
December 7, 2017

If you ask celebrated chef and sustainability advocate Barton Seaver, the best way to sell the message of aquaculture to Americans is not to mention seafood until much later on in the conversation, if at all.

As the “only protein that is guilty until proven innocent” in the United States, seafood faces a great deal of stigma from the average American consumer, according to Seaver. That opposition seems to only intensify when the conc… Read More

Published on
December 7, 2017

High Liner Foods hasn’t let its size and earnings prevent it from engaging with smaller-scale operations and fisheries. 

The publicly traded company, based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, has used its resources to assist modest fisheries with lesser-known species, explained High Liner’s Bill DiMento during this week’s Future of Seafood conference, held in Boston, Massachusetts from 4 to 5 December at the Museum of Scienc… Read More

Published on
November 30, 2017
Gulf of Maine shrimp

It looks like this upcoming winter will be another quiet one for Gulf of Maine shrimpers. 

Regulators from the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Northern Shrimp Section decided on Wednesday, 29 November, to keep a four-year-old moratorium on commercial shrimp fishing in the Gulf of Maine in place, prolonging efforts to protect and potentially revive the region’s long-dwindling stocks. Only a small research crew… Read More

Published on
November 29, 2017

Aquaculture feed firm BioMar is constructing a new trial facility for shrimp based in Ecuador, the company announced on 27 November. 

The development comes two months after BioMar acquired a 70 percent stake in Ecuadorian feed manufacturer Alimentsa, and plays into BioMar’s unfolding growth strategy to make high-performing diets and functional feeds for shrimp an important staple in its portfolio, according to company CEO Carlos D… Read More

Published on
November 29, 2017
SeaCa

SeaCa, a division of seafood packaging manufacturer Seattle Tacoma Box Co., has established a new partnership with Packaging Products Corporation (PPC) to increase the distribution reach of its latest line of recyclable plastic corrugated boxes for seafood suppliers, the company announced on 27 November. 

The alternative line, which is 100 percent recyclable and maintains durability in varying degrees of moisture, was developed by SeaCa in p… Read More

Published on
November 28, 2017
Jeff Fort

Delta Blue Aquaculture’s Jeff Fort has signed on with the Global Aquaculture Alliance as its new chief operating officer, adding to his existing role as chief financial officer, the organization announced in late November.   

Fort, who has been involved with GAA since it was created in 1997, has been CFO since 2012, and is a member of the organization’s board of directors and executive committee. His company, Delta Blue Aqua… Read More

Published on
November 21, 2017
Danny Velez, BioMar

As Ecuadorian shrimp feed producer Alimentsa continues integrating itself into BioMar Group, which acquired a 70 percent stake in the South American firm on 13 September, Danny Velez has been named general manager of Alimentsa and will oversee daily operations and help ensure a smooth acclimation period.

Velez, who previously served as Biomar's vice-general manager for nearly 25 years, will be taking over for the departing Roberto Bolo&ntild… Read More