News Summary January 13, 2021
Today's Top Story: Oregon Sea Grant's Survey Results Prompted Positive Way to Address Seafood Industry's COVID-19 Dilemma
When COVID-19 initially struck Asia, many fisheries in Oregon lost their export markets in late January 2020 because of canceled Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations. Prices for Dungeness crab stagnated at a time when they normally would be rising. When the virus spread to the West Coast, Oregon’s seafood industry felt shock waves immediately. Most Americans eat seafood in restaurants, and Oregon’s “Stay at Home, Save Lives,” orders shuttered in-person dining in March. Some vessels cut their seasons short. Amid this backdrop, a trio of faculty with Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon State University Extension Service went to work...
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