Oyster Farmers Battered As COVID-19 Dries Up Restaurant Market

November 2, 2020 Yahoo

The situation for shellfish growers isn’t likely to get better before it gets worse. B.C.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has officially declared the province is seeing its second wave of COVID-19, along with Ontario and Quebec. And on Monday, B.C. reported a record 817 new cases over the weekend’s three-day reporting period, the highest since the start of the pandemic.

Oyster Farmers Reeling in Coronavirus Pandemic

With restaurants serving a limited number of diners and relying primarily on take-out in the age of the coronavirus pandemic, oyster farmers are left with more supply than demand as sales remain sluggish ahead of prime oyster-eating season this fall.