U.S. Seafood Industry Flounders Due to COVID-19University of Vermont
The pandemic is putting a hurt on the seafood industry, finds the largest study of COVID on U.S. fisheries, which suggests that American fishmongers may flounder - or go belly up - without more government aid. -Monthly fresh seafood exports declined up to 43% -Monthly imports fell up to 37% -Catches dropped 40% some months. Over the first six months of 2020: -Total U.S. seafood exports are down 20% -Imports are down 6% -Further losses are likely as restrictions increase to address COVID-19.