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SA lobster fishers aim to snare new global markets

South Australia’s rock lobster industry is looking for new markets for its valuable catch after COVID-19.

Rock lobster fishers are rapidly searching for new markets and ways to lower costs before the South Australian season starts in earnest later this year.

As the industry reels from a diminished Chinese market where more than 90 per cent of the state’s catch is usually exported, one industry spokesman said planning was well underway to tackle softening appetite in the COVID-19 fall out.

“What we are finding now is China is becoming extremely volatile,” Kyri Toumazos, who is executive officer of South Australian Northern Zone Rock Lobster Fishermen’s Association, said.

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Written by production · · Regional Showcase 2020