Lobster exports recover as China increases orders

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 22 Apr 2020, 10:50AM
Photo / File
Photo / File

Lobster exports recover as China increases orders

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 22 Apr 2020, 10:50AM

One of the country’s first economic casualties of Covid 19 is already on the road to recovery.

Lobster exports to China ground to halt in January, affecting a $320 million industry employing 2500 people.

Lobsters Exporters chairman Andrew Harvey told Mike Hosking it was a scary time with orders literally cancelled overnight.

But he says restaurants are opening their doors again in China, and exports have resumed.

Harvey says they're using cargo flights coming into the country to get their exports into China.

LISTEN ABOVE