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Week in Review: Chilean salmon mega-merger; Cargill Aqua Nutrition CEO steps down, Clearwater's growth in China

It was yet another busy week of seafood, aquaculture and fisheries news on IntraFish. Here are some of the must-read stories.

Last week was big on seafood news once again. The IntraFish editorial team broke major news that will have a lasting impact on the development of various sectors within the seafood industry.

Here’s a quick recap of all the news you need to know to start off the week. Happy Monday!

Agrosuper’s acquisition of AquaChile: IntraFish broke the news of the largest acquisition in the Chilean salmon industry's history. Agri-food giant Agrosuper will become the world’s second largest farmer and the IntraFish team followed up with analysis of the acquisition and the immediate reaction from the market:

Einar Wathne steps down as Cargill Aqua Nutrition CEO: The executive decided to move on to another role within the company and was replaced by Cargill’s VP of North America Adriano Marcon. Cargill Aqua Nutrition names new CEO.

Farm Focus: Africa’s oldest tilapia producer: Editor Elisabeth Fischer wrote an in-depth feature on Lake Harvest, Africa’s oldest commercial tilapia producer, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Clearwater sees strong growth in key markets: Reporter John Evans nabbed an interview with Clearwater CEO Ian Smith after the company reported a strong second quarter. Clearwater: Trump tariffs won't derail China growth

US-China trade war: China adds fishmeal to US products that could face 25% tariff

Industry voices…

Seafood is the new oil: DNB Senior Corporate Analyst Dag Sletmo sent a letter to IntraFish with insightful views on the potential seafood has to become the “new oil,” that needed industry that could help producing countries support their public sector and drive investment.

Women of seafood, take a step forward! Commercial Director at Nordlaks Produkter Merete N. Kristiansen urged women to step up in leadership to bridge the gap between men and women on executive positions in the seafood industry.

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But that's just a small taster of what happened on IntraFish last week -- take a look at our full list of Editor's Picks for the week for more insight to start your week!

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