Costs spiked. Sales plummeted. Employees were laid off and furloughed.

That didn't stop the CEOs of the world's largest publicly listed seafood companies from walking away with their pay.

The annual IntraFish Seafood CEO Pay survey shows that boards weren't too concerned about the performance of their companies or their share price -- the key, it seemed, was keeping a steady hand at the wheel during a turbulent time.

This year's survey lists multiple newcomers, most notably the freshly listed companies on the Euronext in Oslo.