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
June 23, 2017

Canned tuna and seafood supplier StarKist is celebrating its 100th anniversary by pledging USD 100,000 (EUR 89, 426) cash and USD 50,000 (EUR 44,708)-worth of StarKist products to Feed the Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending child hunger.

"We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Feed the Children, as we value the organization's endless commitment to breaking the poverty cycle by not only providing food, but also thro… Read More

Published on
June 23, 2017
Seafish

The U.K. Seafish Authority and restaurant news publication The Caterer have listed the top 10 seafood restaurants in the United Kingdom still in the running for the 2017 Restaurant of the Year distinction, a prize bestowed upon the establishment cooking and serving up the most delicious seafood dishes in the region. 

The competition, which began back in 2015, sets out to assess “restaurants on the quality of the seafood dishes they ser… Read More

Published on
June 22, 2017

Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui) has successfully hatched eggs of fully-farmed octopus using artificial incubation at its Oita Marine Biological Technology Center in Saeki, Oita Prefecture, in western Japan, the company announced on 8 June. 

Around 140,000 eggs were produced during incubation in what is the first full-cycle aquaculture technology process for octopus, which has been known to have a low survival rate of roughly 30 days after bein… Read More

Published on
June 21, 2017

Massachusetts U.S.A.-based Atlantic Capes Fisheries (ACF) has promoted two of its own into managerial roles dedicated to its processing division, the company announced on 20 June. 

Chris Brown will step into the role of operations manager, and will oversee the operations at the ACF’s scallop processing and IQF custom packing plant. He will assume responsibility for all aspects of fresh and frozen seafood processing, said ACF, while als… Read More

Published on
June 19, 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has granted the groundfish fishery in the U.S. greater Atlantic region a 60 percent reimbursement rate for costs associated with its at-sea monitoring program. 

All groundfish vessels involved in the fishery are required to be equipped with a fisheries observer or an at-sea monitor for at least a part of their voyages, with the observers provided and paid for by the Federal governmen… Read More

Published on
June 16, 2017

Major U.S.-based retailer Whole Foods Market has found a buyer in e-commerce heavyweight Amazon.com, which intends to buy the grocer for USD 13.7 billion (EUR 12.2 billion) in its largest business transaction to date. 

The acquisition further signifies Amazon’s focus on broadening its grocery offerings and food business reach. Specifics of the deal allow for John Mackey, Whole Foods’ Co-founder and CEO, to continue on at the helm… Read More

Published on
June 16, 2017

FishChoice.com, a sustainable seafood sourcing tool that connects retail, restaurant, and institutional seafood buyers to suppliers of sustainable seafood products, has introduced a new facet to its online platform.

The new feature will allow registered members to personalize their dashboards to track content and enable their businesses to better address sustainable seafood on their own, according to Katherine Miller, the senior directo… Read More

Published on
June 15, 2017
oysters

As the Maine, U.S.A.-based Bremen’s Lobster Pound Co-op adjusts to new ownership, it’s also making room to potentially incorporate aquaculture back into its operations.

Boe Marsh, who deals in lobster, clams and shrimp, has been named the new owner of the co-op in the aftermath of a merger between Community Shellfish and the fishermen’s association. In an interview with Lincoln County News, Marsh discussed his interest in conver… Read More

Published on
June 12, 2017

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Chinese online marketplace Tmall.com have partnered to advance sustainable seafood procurement, signing a memorandum of understanding on 8 June declaring Tmall’s intent to prioritize the purchase of seafood from sustainable sources. 

As a part of the partnership, Alibaba-owned Tmall, which claims to have more than 375 million active buyers, will aim to have20 percent of seafood sales carry … Read More

Published on
June 8, 2017
Bristol Seafood

As a means to help drive participation for Fair Trade USA’s Seafood Switch campaign – a grassroots effort encouraging shoppers to select responsibly sourced seafood – and to celebrate World Oceans Day on 8 June, Maine, U.S.A.-based supplier Bristol Seafood is releasing a collection of recipes featuring Fair Trade-certified ingredients. 

Bristol, which became the first company in 2017 to provide a domestically-harvested Fair… Read More