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
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
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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