First up this week, IntraFish held its 15th Seafood Investor Forum, in a digital format for the first time. A fantastic range of speakers joined to discuss M&A, private capital, innovation and the future of aquaculture. Read our round-up and access videos of the event here.

Also this week, a fledgling Norwegian company unveiled plans to build a $400 million (€333 million) land-based salmon farm in Yantai, China, the latest to dogpile into the hot sector.

On the same front, Brazil was highlighted as a candidate to join the land-based salmon farming boom with one key change.


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Also in South America's largest nation, ag giant Copacol is targeting a massive tilapia production increase in 2021.

In an column shedding further light on land-based aquaculture, Kristoffer Jordheim, a former partner in Pareto Securities and investment professional in Broodstock Capital, says it has huge potential, but caution is key.

Feed manufacturer BioMar, which expects a big share of upcoming growth from the shrimp sector, says consolidation in shrimp farming sector is 'almost a natural law.'

Seafood Expo North America (SENA), also known as the Boston seafood show, was scheduled for July 11-July 13, 2021, according to Diversified Communications, the organizers of the show.

Dutch processor Visscher Seafood has inked a five-year contract with German retailer EDEKA to distribute its premium salmon concept "VARLAKS," first launched in 2019.

As UK regulators approved the first vaccine opening the door for the first round of COVID vaccinations to start in the United States CDC advisors recommend fishermen, seafood processing workers be among first to receive the vaccine.

In more fisheries news, independent assessors responsible for certifying fisheries to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fishery standard announced all Atlanto-Scandian herring and blue whiting fisheries will be suspended from the program on before the end of the year.