First up this week the all-new IntraFish Seafood Power 100, a ranking of the most influential executives in the global seafood industry, is making a strong impression on readers.

US company Mariner Seafood has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a US bankruptcy court in Massachusetts, with the group now in talks with Canada-based seafood giant Cooke on the purchase of some of the assets.

After SalMar discovered a massive tuna in its facility around the same time, a second major salmon producer suffered a tuna attack within a week: This time it was Mowi.

But there was better news for Mowi as it landed chilled Alaska pollock portions in US Lidl stores as it creates more whitefish products geared to US consumers.

Tesco, Metro, Amazon are among the biggest names in retail but they are also customers of the ex-investment banker who has big plans for India's $14 billion seafood supply chain as IntraFish discovered.

After the twists and turns of this year's events in China, does imported salmon still hold a place in Chinese society? Norway Seafood Council Director China Victoria Braathen gave us her view. One place it does hold a place however is South Korea, where we heard from one of Dongwon's top executives on the company's plans for selling land-based salmon there.

The BC Salmon Farmers Association is slamming a recent report for “making inaccurate and unsupported claims” about how salmon farmers counted sea lice between 2011 and 2016.

After evaluating its Skye operations and considering alternative setups for more than a year, Grieg is offloading its operations on the Scottish isle, with parts of the operations due to be liquidated immediately following a mortality incident.

Elsewhere, feed giant Skretting is partnering with a Chevron-backed alternative feed ingredient supplier as it fast tracks its search for sustainable solutions to major nutrition challenges in the aquaculture industry.

Finally, Nordic Aquafarms snapped up two Danish land-based yellowtail farmers under a global diversification strategy.