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
May 22, 2017

A group of nearly 200 biology students donned lab coats and embarked on a trip to New Zealand’s Cawthron Aquaculture Park to participate in a series of mussel biology workshops. 

As part of the workshop program, the secondary school students were given access to state-of-the-art Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) laboratory facilities, and were able to vie for NCEA credits by conducting self-led experiments with mussels.… Read More

Published on
May 19, 2017

With the goal of upping the production of sustainable marine aquaculture species in Southeast Asia, the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) facilitated a series of workshops throughout the region during the first half of May 2017. 

The “Development of a Sustainable, High-Volume, Export-focused Marine Fish Aquaculture Sector in Southeast Asia” workshop series took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Jakarta, Indonesia; Ho Chi Minh Ci… Read More

Published on
May 18, 2017

Lidl supermarket locations within the United States will sell only certified sustainable fresh and frozen seafood as part of its daily fish counter assortments,  the company announced on 17 May. 

The decision is supported by a partnership recently established between Lidl US, the Marine Stewardship Council, the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)… Read More

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May 17, 2017

Alaska’s wild summer salmon harvest season kicks off on Thursday, 18 May, with more than 204 million salmon expected, according to forecasts from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. 

This year is shaping up to be a successful one for all five salmon species, said the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI).

"Every year, hundreds of million Alaska salmon complete their homeward journey from the icy ocean waters of the North Pacifi… Read More

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May 17, 2017

Washington, U.S.A.-based barcode traceability technology developer Dynamic Systems Inc. has launched its new software crafted to help seafood processors better handle, label and track their products with accuracy and efficiency. 

SIMBA – short for Specialized Inventory Management with Barcode Accuracy – helps to remedy the problem of “how to process, package and label seafood with accurate yield reporting,” according … Read More

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May 16, 2017

Malaysia’s Golden Fresh was true to its name during last month’s Seafood Excellence Awards competition in Brussels, Belgium, where it struck gold for its fresh product innovation – Kuro Prawns. 

The product – which was conceived by Chef Garry Edson on behalf of Golden Fresh and which won the innovation award in the Seafood Expo Global competition in April 2017 – features Argentine prawns coated in a charcoa… Read More

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May 16, 2017

Whole Foods Market has joined the ranks of the International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF), committing itself as a supporter of small-scale fisheries that use the one-by-one method to acquire high-quality, responsibly-caught tuna. 

The decision to join the ranks of the IPNLF is “the latest step in the company’s efforts to move the seafood industry toward greater sustainability,” noted to the foundation. 

“Join… Read More

Published on
May 15, 2017
Nomad Foods

With around EUR 600 million (USD 655 million) at its disposal, European enterprise Nomad Foods – the parent company of Birds Eye, Iglo and Fundus – is situated to make more acquisitions, the company’s CEO Stefan Descheemaeker revealed to Reuters

The company is considering mid-sized acquisitions, Descheemaeker said, because as of now “For the categories we're in, that's fine. We don't need more than that," he told Re… Read More

Published on
May 15, 2017
BioMar

BioMar Group delivered strong first quarter results for 2017, with steady operational performance across divisions boosting volumes and profits, the company announced. 

The company has kicked off 2017 with improved sales and a stronger EBIT compared to the same quarter in 2016, with BioMar’s Salmon Division sales volumes climbing almost 30 percent higher than Q1 last year. Furthermore, all country units within the Salmon Division &ndas… Read More

Published on
May 15, 2017

This year’s Seafood Expo North America / Seafood Processing North America event – held in Boston, Massachusetts from 19 to 21 March – set new attendance and exhibiting company records, show organizer Diversified Communications announced on 12 May. 

Seafood Expo North America 2017 was the largest edition of the event to be put on in its 37 years history, with 253,560 net square feet of exhibit space being utilized by 1,342 e… Read More