There was no shortage of news on the mergers and acquisition's front this, week firstly with Norwegian salmon producers Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) and Midt-Norsk Havbruk confirming they are in merger talks.

The development preceded Breaking News that Young's Seafood parent is acquiring German pollock processor Greenland Seafood for an undisclosed amount.

Amid concern over whether pesticides from fish farms are a danger to non-target, Norwegian resarchers found an anti-sealice drug used on farmed salmon has a lethal impact on lobster larvae.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) this week ruled aerospace company Boeing benefitted from illegal US subsidies, a win for the European Union that opens the door to potentially $700 million (€596 million) in retaliatory trade penalties against some of the most important seafood exports to the bloc -- most notably Alaska pollock.

In news that will have a bearing on budgets for next year at the Groundfish Forum, global whitefish harvests were projected to climb by over 4 percent in 2021.

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is seeing rapid growth in relatively under-developed countries when it comes to seafood sustainability awareness, most notably in Japan, which is showing the “most exciting” promise.

Land-based salmon farming projects frequently feature in the headlines these days, but as they fight for financing, where should they go?

While Cargill Aqua Nutrition is increasing use of novel ingredients, company president Pilar Cruz said 'We are not dependent on individual sources.'

In an unwelcome development for Mowi' its Northern Harvest Sea Farms suspects the presence of the Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) virus at its McGrath Cove North and Ironskull Point marine sites off the south coast of Newfoundland, Canada, which could impact 1 million fish.

Last but not least this week grabbing most readers attention this week was the newest ‘Real Housewives’ star dragging ex-American Seafoods CEO Bernt Bodal into the drama.