NOAA to issue analysis of COVID-19's early impact on seafood industry: January 15

Audio file from press conference is available in "resources" below.
January 15, 2021
NOAA Fisheries provides science-based conservation and management for sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, marine mammals, endangered species, and their habitats.

On Friday, January 15, NOAA Fisheries will hold a media teleconference to discuss findings from a new report detailing the COVID-19 pandemic's early economic impact on the U.S. fishing and seafood sector. 

The Updated Impact Assessment of the COVID-19 Crisis on the U.S. Commercial Seafood and Recreational For-Hire/Charter Industries January-July 2020 covers the first seven months of 2020 and provides data and information that may help businesses and communities tied to seafood assess losses and inform long-term resilience strategies.

Media teleconference to discuss NOAA Fisheries COVID-19 economic impacts assessment

Friday, January 15, 2021, 2:30 p.m. ET


  • Paul Doremus, deputy assistant administrator for operations, NOAA Fisheries

  • Rita Curtis, report author and economist, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science & Technology

  • Steve Kasperski, report author and economist, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center

  • Doug Lipton, economist, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science & Technology


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John Ewald,, 240-429-6127