The busiest season for lobster exports to China is around Lunar New Year, but the coronavirus outbreak has severely hit demand. Photo: AP
The busiest season for lobster exports to China is around Lunar New Year, but the coronavirus outbreak has severely hit demand. Photo: AP

Coronavirus saps China’s demand for rock lobster, hitting exporters in Australia, Canada and New Zealand

  • The coronavirus outbreak has severely dented demand for lobster in China, the world’s largest importer of the crustacean
  • Exporters in Australia, New Zealand and Canada have been forced to cancel shipments and consider releasing live catch back into the sea

The busiest season for lobster exports to China is around Lunar New Year, but the coronavirus outbreak has severely hit demand. Photo: AP
The busiest season for lobster exports to China is around Lunar New Year, but the coronavirus outbreak has severely hit demand. Photo: AP
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