Letter to Senate Commerce Committee on July 29, 2020 Seafood Hearing

Jennifer Publications

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected fishing businesses and the seafood sector as a whole. Disruptions in the global supply chain and restaurant closures have caused drastic declines in seafood sales and thus in prices of wild-caught seafood at the dock. Although some small and medium-scale businesses have successfully pivoted to direct-to-consumer marketing, this shift cannot compensate for all of the losses incurred. In order to adapt to this crisis, fishing businesses need more direct financial assistance, additional forms of support such as seafood procurement from the USDA, and investments in local processing and shoreside infrastructure.


Letter to Commerce Committee on July 29 2020 Seafood Hearing