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



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Authored by Jonathan van Senten, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist Virginia Seafood AREC, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Center for Coastal Studies Affiliate Faculty, Virginia Tech; Matthew A. Smith, Extension Specialist, The Ohio State University; Carole R. Engle, Engle-Stone Aquatic$, LLC, Adjunct Faculty, Virginia Seafood AREC, Virginia Tech; Charles Clark, Virginia Seafood AREC, Virginia Tech; Shannon Fluharty, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech; and Michael H. Schwarz, Virginia Seafood AREC

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In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease pandemic, a collaborative initiative was launched by The Ohio State University, Virginia Tech, and Engle-Stone Aquatic$, LLC to assess the impacts of the pandemic on U.S. aquaculture, aquaponics, and allied industry. 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.

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Publication Date

August 6, 2020