Mitsubishi-owned salmon farming giant Cermaq Group announced Thursday it will not be attending Seafood Expo North America (SENA) trade show in Boston in March due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

"During this challenging period, our focus has been our customers, managing uncertainty and being a reliable supplier," said the company.

"In the current situation we cannot risk that participation in Boston may have negative impact on our contingency and availability to supply our customers.