Oregon Fishing Industry Hit Hard During COVID-19 Pandemic

NEWPORT, Ore — Oregon seafood groups are rallying to support those struggling in the fishing industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It affected the business as a whole in the community, because fishing is the largest industry,” Taunette Dixon said.

Dixon is part of a fourth generation fishing family in Newport. She said since earlier this year, overseas and domestic business has largely dried up.

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