NOAA recently stood up a team of experts from across the agency to collect and analyze COVID-19-related impacts on the U.S. commercial seafood industry, including wild harvest and aquaculture. They are interested in learning about the virus’ impacts on their employees, their business, the businesses they support, and the broader seafood supply chain.
They are also looking at impacts on the recreational, subsistence, non-commercial, and tribal fishing industries. With this effort, they are interested in assessing immediate and long-term needs to secure and enhance the resilience of the U.S. seafood and fisheries industries. NOAA will continue to work with the Administration and Congress on this important, unprecedented COVID-19-driven effort.
Stakeholders interested in sharing information on the effects of COVID-19 on their businesses can submit that information to NMFS.COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.