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This week export markets to the continent have dried up completely, and at the same time, the restaurant trade has been hit by government advice to control the spread of the virus. As a result, local fishermen have seen markets for seafood crash with many prices down to a tenth their usual rate.
At a time where supermarkets are being stripped by panic buyers and food is often in short supply, we should be supporting local food producers, particularly our local fishermen. The Trust urges people to visit the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide website for a comprehensive list of seafood suppliers and to watch their social media for news on how to source local seafood.
It is hoped that we can help our fishermen and seafood businesses to continue to operate through this crisis. Seafood is good for you; it is low carbon and local. With many of us confined to our homes it is a great time to change our eating habits and to give it a try.
Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Matt Slater says,
“This is crunch time for many of our fishermen and it is crazy that this valuable source of marine protein is not better appreciated locally. Our website helps you find local suppliers and provides practical instruction to help you enjoy local seafood. We really hope that local markets can be improved to benefit struggling fishermen and seafood businesses during this unprecedented, challenging time.”
Following an incredibly tough winter with constant storms battering our coastline many fishermen are now faced with no market for their catch.