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COVID-19 disrupts bivalve production and trade


Last year was very positive for bivalve consumption worldwide, with good demand and generally higher prices. However, COVID-19 changed this picture completely. In early 2020 the Chinese market broke off, and in the coming months European countries and the United States of America followed suit. At present, bivalve trade is almost none existent, with growers keeping the bivalves in the water, hoping for a better trade environment in the second half of the year. In many countries, bivalve growers have requested government assistance for business losses.

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