The seafood industry has been on a stunning run of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and investments over the first eight months of the year -- putting it on track for yet another record year of deal-making.

By the end of August, the total number of completed or announced deals and investments in the first eight months of the year reached 42, and even as we finalized our round-up, new deals were being made.

In the past 10 days alone, a cascade of new agreements were inked including: Fortune Fish snapping up a cold storage group; Bolton Group acquiring the Wild Planet canned seafood brand; US smoker Honey Smoked hitting the market; private equity group Bluefront buying into an aquatech firm; Dutch group Parlevliet and Van Der Plas investing in a tuna supplier, and Gustav