It was a challenging year for the world, and certainly the seafood sector saw its share of upheaval. But one thing that didn't slow was the pace of mergers, acquisitions and investments.

In fact, if anything, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated certain consolidation trends, even if the logistics of deal-making were a little more challenging.

IntraFish's reporting showed that 2020 saw nearly 60 mergers, acquisitions or significant investments made across the sector. That's significant, not only for the volume itself, but compared with the roughly 75 deals that occurred in 2019.