Clearwater Seafoods said it is pushing on with its sale process for the business despite the coronavirus crisis and its impact on global foodservice markets.

"We have had some strong expressions of interest," said CEO Ian Smith during Clearwater's first quarter earnings call with analysts.

The company made the surprise announcement of a sale in early March and is now around 70 days into a strategic review process that will see a specially established committee make recommendations to major shareholders for the future of the business.