The volume of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures announced so far this year is significantly outpacing 2021, and if the trend continues, 2022 could end up being one of the most active in the seafood, fisheries, aquaculture and aquatech industries in years.

Sixty-three major deals were either announced or have been completed so far this year, which puts the pace of this year's M&A activity well ahead of 2021, when a total of 65 acquisitions or significant investments occurred.