The last two years have been tough for Sanford.

Reliant on foreign labor to man its fishing vessels and processing factories, and on freight for both supply and demand, the pandemic and its ensuing impacts have forced a reset and an adjusted strategy that prioritizes and accelerates Sanford's path to stabilization and growth.

This strategy has put aquaculture at the top of Sanford's list of priorities, CEO Peter Reidie told IntraFish in November.

To this end, Sanford is working towards a recirculating aquaculture system hatchery in which to grow its smolt, and has a keen eye on fellow producer New