A number of big stories jostled for readers attention this week with perhaps the biggest of them the announcement that the Brussels seafood show is moving to Barcelona in 2021.

Not very far behind that that in terms of readership was the news that a US land-based barramundi farmer is partnering with shrimp farmer on tech deal.

IntraFish also brought to readers' attention the farmed salmon being called the new Wagyu beef.

Meantime analysts at Rabobank said the aquafeed industry is facing a global slowdown that is forcing companies to implement new strategies to broaden their value proposition in order to succeed.

Catching the eye in the past week was the shrimp data analytics startup that already has CP Foods and Skretting on board.

Canada’s Cooke Inc took another step towards vertical integration by acquiring a former Skretting feed mill in Scotland.

Further afield IntraFish Editor Rachel Mutter spoke with Sealord’s new CEO who has aquaculture high on the agenda.

Reporting from the IntraFish London Investor Forum last week, senior reporter Lola Navarro wrote how the Mowi chairman believes ‘net pens will be main way of salmon farming for years to come.'

Midweek, Spanish canning giant Jealsa put pen to paper to build a new $24 million plant, as the company looks to eat into the market share of the two most dominant processors in the Brazilian market.

Finally the Lidl buyer who has moved from Spain to Ireland spelled out plans to roll out Irish seafood purchases across European stores.

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