There is no doubt about the subject weighing heavily on seafood executives' minds, particularly with the Boston and Brussels seafood shows around the corner.
That subject, of course -- unless you were living on another planet -- is the global spread of the deadly coronavirus.
- With this in mind, Boston seafood show organizers detailed new health measures as fears over the disease grow. This led IntraFish Editor Rachel Mutter to put together our unmissable essential guide for seafood trade show attendees on the art of hands-free networking.
- The coronavirus death toll has risen above 2,800 before the week was out across dozens of countries, disrupting businesses and logistics, and helping wipe over $1 billion in value off world's largest seafood companies.
- Another victim of the coronavirus outbreak is Russia, which is bracing for a sharp decline in pollock exports to China.
- Amid the crisis Chinese fishmeal buyers are struggling to secure supply, but is the worst yet to come?
- Walmart was certain to grab the seafood headlines this week as it unveiled the retailer's new head of US fresh seafood purchasing.
- IntraFish reporters and correspondents ask many questions every week. Perhaps among the strangest was, "Can a robotic fish disrupt the aquaculture industry?"
- Big seafood news comes in all shapes and sizes. Perhaps there was none bigger than the world's largest salmon producer Mowi landing a deal with Amazon forthe US debut of its new fresh line.
- As IntraFish reported this week, salmon farmers are literally flushing away a new revenue stream. Click here to find out why...
- Shrimp continued to dominate the US seafood consumption charts here are America's most-consumed seafood species.
- Finally this week in M&A news Chinese tilapia giant Baiyang signed a deal for a mega-merger.
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