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Seafood industry hopes at-home COVID cooking in China will soften blow of lobster trade woes – ABC News

Lunar New Year has traditionally been a lucrative time for Australian fishers, but trade shutdowns and COVID-19 mean this year’s banquets will look very different….

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As many Asian countries ring in the Lunar New Year, pandemic restaurant shutdowns and ongoing trade tensions with China mean that Australian lobster remains off the menu in many of these export markets.
Key points:

  • Lunar New Year celebrations have traditionally been a lucrative time for lobster and abalone producers
  • This year trade restrictions and restaurant closures have depressed markets
  • An abalone rancher has had success targeting an emerging group of home chefs

Abalone, however, has not been…

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