Mowi Scotland kicks off our roundup this week after announcing it will sell its first harvest of organic salmon under newly created brand the Scottish Organic Salmon Company. Along with Mowi's Irish organic production, the company hopes the extra volumes will boost demand in what is still a relatively small market.

Private equity firm Cadman Capital is ramping up aquaculture activities, setting its sights on the niche land-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) space.

In the frozen sector Birds Eye, Iglo and Findus parent Nomad Foods said it is buying back $500 million in stock and sharpening M&A focus, later confirming that it is targeting a mid-sized European acquisition.

In Chile, Salmones Austral confirmed it has lost $5.1 million worth of salmon to an ISA outbreak.

US President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., said he opposes the Pebble Mine project that could harm Alaska's most valuable salmon fishery despite the Trump Administration methodically pushing the project forward.

In coronavirus related news a Russian fishing trawler is under fire for continuing to harvest despite a COVID-19 outbreak on board the vessel.

Meanwhile, the highly scrutinized process for allowing foreign workers into New Zealand and the measures by which they should be quarantined is risking millions of dollars and much-needed jobs in the New Zealand whitefish industry.

Fresh fish counters were one of COVID lockdowns' first casualties. Here's why upscale supermarket retailer Waitrose kept theirs open.

Finally this week UK consumers are shunning salmon in the new canned seafood rush even as most frozen and shelf-stable seafood products at UK retail stores have enjoyed a healthy sales bump in the past few months as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.