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.
- 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…