Lobster lockout

THE Limestone Coast’s $300m rock lobster industry is treading water amid exports to China being halted due to the deadly coronavirus.

Regional processors – reeling from the export lockdown – have told professional fishers to stay onshore given they could not offer a beach price for the seafood delicacy.

Beach prices have plummeted from $90 per kilogram mid last week to zero as processors grapple with the emerging export crisis.

Dozens of boats

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