National media outlet, Forbes, featured the Eat Seafood America! initiative, the Seafood4Health Action Coalition efforts to support the seafood industry and help Americans remain healthy through this public health crisis.
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted nearly every aspect of the seafood supply chain. With restaurants shut down, fishermen have fewer markets available in which to sell their seafood. Decreased wholesale demand has forced many processors and distributors to change the ways they are doing business. Direct to consumer models are catching on as Americans remain in their homes. As the number of people cooking for themselves grows, “there is a tremendous urgency to encourage Americans to try seafood at home,” said Andrea Albersheim, director of communications for the Seafood Nutrition Partnership.