Tue. Mar 31st, 2020

South Africa's lobster catchers suffer in coronavirus fallout

The lobster catchers of South Africa’s Western Cape have become an unexpected casualty of the coronavirus after China halted imports of the West Coast rock lobster last month as part of measures to contain the outbreak. “I am stuck now because they are putting our catches aside now, the factory doesn’t want to take our fish, there is no market for our fish,” said Lorraine Brown, 60, as she waited for the day’s catch to arrive at Witsand’s slipway, used by the Ocean View fishing community, some 40 km from Cape Town. Before China halted seafood imports on Jan. 25, Brown could earn 340 rand ($22) per kg for live exported lobster.

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