Masaru Ikemi, the new president and CEO of Japanese giant Maruha Nichiro, could not have taken the reins at a more challenging time, but he is determined to use the COVID-19 crisis to break from the seafood giant's current mold. And aquaculture, both home and abroad, is a key part of his strategy.

"It is true that there are constraints on the business, but it is also an opportunity to break the old-fashioned way of thinking," he said at the company's New Tokyo Development Center, reports Suisan Times.