Impacts of COVID-19 on U.S. aquaculture, aquaponics, and allied businesses: Quarter 2 Results


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Virginia Cooperative Extension


In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease pandemic, a collaborative initiative was launched byThe Ohio State University, Virginia Tech, and Engle-Stone Aquatic$, LLC to assess the impacts ofthe pandemic on U.S. aquaculture, aquaponics, and allied industry. Results from the first quarter survey(AAEC-218NP) demonstrated that the U.S. aquaculture industry has been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease pandemic; with 90% of respondents reporting that their farm or business had been affected by the pandemic in some way. Marketing channels, challenges with labor, and challenges with production. Over the course of the first quarter of 2020, the U.S. government developed and implemented several emergency relief measures, in an effort to assist small businesses and individuals. The Q2 survey asked specifically about these relief and assistance programs, as well as questions on adaptations and changes being implemented by farms and businesses in response to the ongoing challenges. This fact sheet summarizes the Q2 results of this study, covering the period from April 10th to June 29th, 2020



Coronavirus, Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2