While marquee names were involved in the 30 mergers, acquisitions and investments in the seafood sector in the first 110 days of 2022, it was upstarts and futuristic technology groups that grabbed headlines with massive investment hauls from surprising backers.

The number of deals that took place or have been announced through mid-April puts this year ahead of 2021's pace, when some 65 notable mergers, acquisitions or significant investments occurred throughout the entire year.

This compared with the roughly 75 deals that occurred in 2019, pre-pandemic, and the nearly 60 that took place in 2020.