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Week in Review: Groundfish, Brexit, the Amazon effect

Just another crazy week in the global seafood industry.

Hello -- let's get your Monday started with a quick look back at last week's biggest news. Try and keep up -- the news came hard and fast.

First came the Groundfish Forum in Lisbon, Portugal, where the industry's whitefish elite rubbed elbows, shook hands, and likely drank a lot of port wine. The week brought not only the forum's projections, but also the announcement of quotas for the Barents Sea cod and haddock sector. The impact? Meh, said top executives.

Pacific cod, though, is another story. Scary low surveys will likely mean sharp cuts come decision time in December.

Alaska pollock trends, meanwhile, are putting US suppliers in a good mood. Oh, and we took a (unfair?) shot at twice-frozen fish.

Brexit hung like a dark cloud over the Humber Seafood Summit, with some players sounding some severe alarm bells about worker shortages. It's not all bad news out of the UK -- read up on the latest issues facing the UK seafood sector here.

Aldi-owned US retail chain Trader Joe's decided to take a stand on, of all things, wild Mexican shrimp. The company was under pressure from the Animal Welfare Unit, which, until now, we'd never heard of before.

For those of you wondering about Amazon's impact on the seafood market, here's some early signs. In short, buckle up.

Snuck under the door before this morning's IntraFish Europe newsletter was a shakeup at Thai Union's Europe operations and an update from Marine Harvest that showed -- surprise, surprise -- that they made an obscene amount of money in the third quarter.

Have a great week,

Drew Cherry

Editorial Director

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