Land-based salmon farming found itself firmly back in the spotlight this week with feed giant Cargill grabbing much of the attention when it said, "there is not enough existing capacity to meet land-based feed needs."

Furniture giant IKEA has already visited a handful of potential land-based suppliers, but its standards will not be easy to meet.

While some analysts say traditional producers fear farming on land will challenge today's model, IntraFish asked: Will major farmed salmon companies ever embrace land-based production?

One conventional netpen salmon farmer seems to think so, as it ventures into the land-based arena.

Shifting gears, we took a look at why pharmaceutical giant Bayer wants in on the shrimp farming industry.

With the coronavirus issue having not gone away, a COVID-19 outbreak hit Ocean Beauty-Icicle operations in Bristol Bay.

Market watchers are sensing it could be a challenging year for Bristol Bay's critical wild salmon season, largely due to the increasingly complex conditions created by the coronavirus pandemic. Sockeye salmon prices and production are up in the air as COVID-19 roils the Bristol Bay fishery.

Meantime members of the newly formed Chile farmed salmon trade group fear the recent discovery of COVID-19 on a chopping board in a Beijing wholesale seafood market could cause 'enormous damage' to consumption.

In Asia Japan-Singapore based aquaculture technology startup Umitron has been selected to send a satellite into space to gather ocean observations for the aquaculture sector.

Half a world away in Canada, the First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) called for an end to all open netpen salmon farming in the Canadian province of British Columbia, adding further pressure on Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party to follow through on a re-election campaign promise.

Finally this week, after producers emerged from the A season relatively unscathed, Alaska pollock executives are bracing for a season like no other.

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