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
August 17, 2017
Maine Coast lobster

York, Maine-based live lobster wholesaler Maine Coast has been named to the Inc. 5,000 list of fastest growing, privately-held companies in the United States.

Ranked at No. 2,749 on the list by the publication Inc., Maine Coast attributes its latest successes in part to its strategic growth and reinvestment strategy, which focuses on innovation, logistics and infrastructure, as well as employee professional development. 

"We are thrille… Read More

Published on
August 15, 2017
BioMar

Sustainable aquaculture firm BioMar Group celebrated ten years of implementing and refining its BioSustain concept during an event held at its new offices in Norway on 14 August.

With the establishment of BioSustain back in 2007 – which officially launched during Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium that year – BioMar was able to firmly establish itself “as the forerunner in driving sustainable innovation through collaborati… Read More

Published on
August 14, 2017
King salmon

King salmon commercial and sport fishers in Southeast Alaska were asked to wrap up their harvesting efforts on 10 August following record low returns for the region – the worst seen since the commercial harvest in 1975, according to a report from Alaska Fish Radio

About 66,000 kings were landed in July during the four-day opener, with many fishers gearing up for a second haul of 31,000 projected fish in August. However, to help ensur… Read More

Published on
August 14, 2017
Cermaq

Prominent aquaculture enterprise Cermaq has been named as the most transparent salmon farming company by industry surveyor Seafood Intelligence.

Ranked alongside 36 salmonid companies and 11 fish feed companies, Cermaq was able to nail down the top spot in Seafood Intelligence’s annual transparency benchmark report by offering unique external assurances of its sustainability status, and by doing its due diligence in providing quarterly sust… Read More

Published on
August 14, 2017
SABRI

The St. Anthony Basin Resources Inc. (SABRI) mussel processing plant in Newfoundland, Canada has closed its doors as of 3 August, and is unlikely to open again in 2018, according to a report from the Northern Pen.

The Saint Lunaire-Griquet, Newfoundland-based plant had been on the lookout for a buyer since cuts to shrimp allocation earlier this year troubled SABRI’s revenues, and made continued operation of the facility a financially unfeas… Read More

Published on
August 11, 2017
Slapfish

Modern, California-based fast casual seafood restaurant chain Slapfish has renewed its partnership with sustainable seafood provider Sea to Table to bring more responsibly-sourced, high-quality dishes to its hungry clientele. Reflecting some of the ideals celebrated within its continued collaboration with Sea to Table, Slapfish is introducing three new, wild, domestic species to its menu, all of which can be fully traced to the point of landing.&… Read More

Published on
August 10, 2017

Alaska’s five wild salmon species and the fishermen who bring them to the table are in the spotlight for the second annual Alaska Wild Salmon Day, observed on 10 August. 

As part of the celebration, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is hosting a video contest geared toward Alaska commercial fishermen, their family and friends. To participate in the Alaska Seafood Commercial Fishing Video Contest, contenders must submit a peRead More

Published on
August 10, 2017

As part of its latest campaign to invest in its presence in the United States, Chicken of the Sea will be outfitting its Lyons, Georgia U.S.A.-based processing facility with a cutting-edge technological upgrade totaling USD 1.4 million (EUR 1.1 million). 

A new, high-speed vision system and canning line will be installed as part of the upgrade, with a completion date set for December 2017. The 200,000-square-foot Georgia facility, which open… Read More

Published on
August 7, 2017
Ecuador shrimp

A bill recently passed by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee, which seeks to include shrimp within the Seafood Import Monitoring Program, has been applauded by leaders within the National Chamber of Aquaculture of Ecuador. 

José Antonio Camposano, the chamber's executive president, said his organization belives that shrimp’s inclusion within the program… Read More

Published on
August 7, 2017
AquaBounty GM salmon

Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based company AquaBounty Technologies has sold its first batch of genetically modified AquAdvantage salmon to undisclosed Canadian customers, it announced in its latest earnings report on 4 August.

The five tons of fish were shipped from the company’s farm site in Panama, and accounted for a sales revenue of USD 53,000 (EUR 44,604) for the reported quarter, with the gross margin on product sales reaching USD 3,000 (EUR… Read More