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Week in review: Whitefish projections; Spanish diversification; aquaculture disease costs; new US import rules

Our pick of the news from last week's wealth of stories.

Another busy week in the world of seafood news and as always, IntraFish journalists were at the forefront of all the industry's biggest stories.

Breaking news last week was the whitefish production projections from the exclusive Groundfish Forum in London. IntraFish made sure we got them first and then broke them down for you into key species such as cod, pangasius and pollock.

There are, predictably, ups and downs ahead, but one thing's for sure, as New Zealand's hoki harvesters try to mitigate the effects of their recent self-inflicted 22,000 ton quota cut, any extra whitefish on the market might come in handy.

We also gave you fascinating insight from Biomin's World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town where the very real costs of disease in the aquaculture industry were laid out and producers got to grips with the damage inflicted by the ongoing use of antibiotics as growth promoters in many parts of the sector.

Also from South Africa, reporter Lola Navarro heard from a South African seafood buyer who sees big opportunities for value added fresh options in the market.

Catching up on stories from Spanish seafood show Conxemar, Editor Dominic Welling reported how the squid fishing crisis is forcing companies to diversify and how one Indian processor is eyeing massive expansion.

Over the pond in the United States, we heard about how new import legislation on protecting marine mammals might impact those exporting to the market.

And, as usual, we featured our popular commentary pieces, one from Editorial Director Drew Cherry on Russia's readiness for fish fingers; one on the potential impacts of a "no deal" Brexit for the UK by Editor Rachel Mutter; and a guest commentary from DNB's Dag Sletmo and Trung Minh Tran on seafood's lagging digitalization.

IntraFish also launched its exclusive and indepth new report on the world aquaculture nutrition industry and what the future holds for those reliant on it -- an absolute must-buy for everyone in the seafood supply chain.

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But that's just a taster - take a look at our full list of Editor's Picks for the week for more insight to start your week.

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