Winter is upon us and Christmas is fast approaching, but that's never slowed the seafood news, which continued to come thick and fast during October.

The month was characterized by travel. Industry events were taking place left, right and center all over the world – and IntraFish journalists were there to bring you the all best coverage and keep you fully updated.

It was a month where we reported from the IntraFish Seafood Investor Forum in Iceland; Conxemar in Spain; the World Nutrition Forum held by animal health and nutrition company Biomin in South Africa; The Groundfish Forum in London; AquaSur in Chile; AquaExpo in Ecuador; and the UK Seafood Summit in Scunthorpe, UK.

And this, of course, was on top of our usual day-to-day reporting.

The most read story last month came when we broke the news of the 2019 groundfish supply projections, which forecast a drop of around 2.6 percent across all the main wild whitefish species.

The top 10 also saw stories from the United States with the China-US trade battle still gaining traction, as well as stories following Hurricane Michael's impact on the new groundfish trawler North Star, and a Silver Bay Seafoods/Tri Marine tie-up.

Stories on aquaculture diseases and and land-based salmon also proved popular.

But that was far from all, and you can check out the month's most read stories to catch up below.

Also, make sure to check out the commentary pieces by IntraFish editors and guest commentators, as well as the latest edition of our IntraFish Podcast.

1. Groundfish supply projections for 2019 released
Total supply of main whitefish species likely to drop 2.6% in 2019.

2. Glacier Fish president: All focus is on North Star recovery

Company has options for utilizing the quota of part-owned North Star Fishing Co., the owner of the swamped vessel, however.


3. Dutch seafood supplier enters bankruptcy

Company falls out with its lenders, but staff 'will be taken care of.'


4. Do you know the true cost of aquaculture diseases?

At least $45 billion was lost to shrimp diseases alone over the past decade, but a lack of information has led to inefficiencies in disease management across the entire aquaculture industry, expert tells delegates at Biomin World Nutrition Forum.


5. Silver Bay Seafoods to buy Tri Marine processing plant

Silver Bay said the acquisition completes the company’s vision of owning and operating unloading and processing facilities in both northern and southern California.


6. Land-based salmon farmers proceed at their own risk, insurers say

Though there's plenty of promise, there's also a huge amount of risk.


7. LIVE UPDATES: Troubled times for US seafood producers

Many sectors of the industry are in a state of shock over the China-US trade battle, and they're scrambling to measure its impact.


8. CP Foods invests in massive land-based shrimp facility

Group is looking at new ways of 'organic' shrimp aquaculture -- and is aiming to transform all of its farms into indoor facilities.


9. VIDEO: Hurricane Michael swamps new Alaska groundfish trawler

Vessel was severely damaged by recent Category 4 hurricane.


10. Cermaq Chile MD steps down

Finance Director steps up as interim.


11. Marine Harvest signs MOU with Alibaba to bring fresh salmon to China

12. Marine Harvest inks deal for new fillet line in world's largest salmon plant

13. Rabobank analyst: New dynamics in whitefish markets will elevate category

14. Alaska pollock marketing group reorganizes, commits millions to new promotional efforts

15. Marine Harvest COO of Canada, Scotland, Ireland, Faroes farming ops steps down

16. Is seafood ready for the e-commerce revolution?

17. Russia, Norway set 2019 Barents Sea cod, haddock quotas

18. Polish processor linked to multiple deadly listeria cases in Denmark, France and Germany

19. International expansion and regulatory impact: Los Fiordos CEO on what Agrosuper acquisitions will mean for Chile

20. Starkist to plead guilty to price fixing


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