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
October 9, 2017

White spot virus, early mortality syndrome (EMS), Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHS), and white feces disease continue to be of concern for Vietnamese shrimp farmers and their economic peace of mind.

According to Maple Hung, the vice president of global market for Sheng Long Bio-tech International Co., the current state of Vietnam’s shrimp aquaculture sector still sees white spot virus, EMS, and white feces disease causing economic loss… Read More

Published on
October 9, 2017
JP McMahon

During his address to attendees at this year’s GOAL 2017 conference in Dublin, Ireland, organized by the Global Aquaculture Alliance, restauranteur JP McMahon discussed the expanse of the chef’s educational toolbox, which can be used to actively engage consumers with aquaculture and seafood. 

Nowadays, chefs have a great deal at their disposal when it comes to the things they can do to guide consumers in the direction of farmed s… Read More

Published on
October 5, 2017

Shrimp aquaculture in China has entered a difficult period, with environmental issues facilitating drops in production and larval quality also slipping, producers in the country shared with the Global Aquaculture Alliance as part of the organization’s GOAL 2017 conference, taking place this week in Dublin, Ireland from 3 to 6 October.

Chen Dan, chairman of Guangdong Evergreen Conglomerate Co., noted that shrimp production has declined in Ch… Read More

Published on
October 5, 2017
Michael Creed

Ireland is looking to ramp up growth in its aquaculture and seafood sectors, and is in the midst of enacting an aggressive food expansion strategy, according to Michael Creed, the country’s minister for agriculture, food, and marine. 

Creed, speaking at the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL 2017 conference in Dublin, Ireland, this week, revealed that while Ireland is currently enjoying a period of steady gains in aquaculture and… Read More

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October 4, 2017
BAP logo

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program successfully completed its public consultation and committee review with the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI), and has been officially recognized by the benchmarking group, BAP officials announced on Wednesday, 4 October, during the GAA’s GOAL 2017 conference in Dublin, Ireland.  

The BAP program is now the world’s first thi… Read More

Published on
October 4, 2017

This week, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) takes its annual aquaculture-focused conference event GOAL to Ireland’s capital city of Dublin to discuss the latest challenges and advances guiding modern, responsible seafood farming practices.

SeafoodSource editors will be among the attendees at GOAL 2017, providing timely coverage of the event from 3 to 6 October. Be sure to bookmark this page, and check back repeatedly for a comprehensiv… Read More

Published on
October 4, 2017
Alltech Pearse Lyons

If all goes according to Alltech president and founder Pearse Lyons’ plan, sea lice could be a seafood farming fret of the past about six months from now. 

It’s in approximately half a year’s time that the innovation company’s emerging  technology, the gene chip, could deliver the results necessary to blot out sea lice, one of the industry’s most formidable ails – and it won’t end there, Lyons e… Read More

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October 3, 2017
GAA GOAL

After a stop in China’s Guangzhou Province in 2016, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has decided to take its premier aquaculture event, GOAL, to the seaport capital of Dublin, Ireland, to discuss the current state of global seafood farming with the industry’s leaders, movers, and shakers.   

More than 60 speakers and experts will present at this year’s pre-competitive GOAL 2017 event, with more than 400 … Read More

Published on
October 2, 2017
East Coast Seafood

Massachusetts-based seafood supplier East Coast Seafood Group has hired former Inland Seafood executive Steve Musser to join its management team as the new vice president of sales, the company announced late last month.  

In his new role with East Coast, Musser – who spent almost 10 years with Inland Seafood, most recently as its executive vice president of sales and marketing – will play a critical part in driving the company&rs… Read More

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September 28, 2017
Bonamar

In an effort to establish a bicoastal presence within the United States, Florida-based seafood company Bonamar has forged a new service partnership with California’s International Pacific Seafoods (IPS), an importer, processor and distributor of globally-sourced premium seafood. 

The new partnership will see IPS serving as Bonamar’s distribution arm on the U.S. West Coast, delivering primarily to national and regional restaurant … Read More