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Editor's Note: Ringing in change

Property of SeaFood Business magazine
By Fiona Robinson, Editor in Chief
January 01, 2009

The SeaFood Business team rang in the new year with a few changes to its features and editorial staff. It's my pleasure to announce several well-deserved staff promotions.

Associate Editor Steven Hedlund has been promoted to editor, SeafoodSource . In this new position, Steve is responsible for generating domestic and international news for SeafoodSource , the digital product launched last year by Diversified Business Communications, SFB 's parent company. Steve's writing for SeaFood Business has earned him the respect of the domestic industry and a thorough understanding of the global seafood trade, so he is a natural to bring an international perspective to the site's content.

April Forristall was promoted to assistant editor, SeafoodSource . April is responsible for making sure all of the news is placed on the site quickly and accurately, and will assist Steve in editing stories from our international bank of writers.

Assistant Editor James Wright has been promoted to SeaFood Business associate editor. As part of his new position, Jamie will also continue to provide domestic reporting for SeafoodSource . He is a talented writer and editor and will take on more magazine responsibilities in the coming year.

We've also made some changes to the features in the magazine. Our column devoted to seafood retailers is now called What's in Store. In this issue on p. 24, Christine Blank highlights the success of Rouses in providing fresh local seafood to Gulf Coast consumers.

Behind the Line on p. 26 is SFB 's new restaurant-focused column. Lauren Kramer gives buyers an up-to-date look at foodservice trends for both independent and chain restaurateurs. This issue shows how two upscale Miami restaurants that have opted for more casual fare and décor to lure economy-wary diners.

The hot topic of the past few years has been the establishment of sustainable seafood programs worldwide. We've added Going Green on p. 28 to monitor the sustainability progress. Lisa Duchene focuses on the growing trend of Community Supported Fisheries programs.

And last, but not least, Top Species is now written by Joanne Friedrick. She has covered a variety of topics for SFB over the past few years, and on p. 22 tackles the changes within the Alaska pollock and surimi-seafood market.

The magazine has been committed to providing professional seafood buyers with the most comprehensive industry coverage for 28 years now, and I'm sure you'll welcome these latest changes.



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