The Australian government announced it will back the exporting of more than AUD 500 million ($300 million/€274 million)) worth of lobster and fresh food exports in a bid to keep export markets to Asia running during the coronavirus, the Financial Times reported.

“Unlocking key international markets will get thousands of fishers, divers, deckhands and processors back on the job, and the levy relief will help to keep fishers financially afloat," Assistant Minister of Fisheries Jonno Duniam said.

This comes as part of the plan to spend AUD 110 million ($67 million/€61 million)) on securing air cargo services to export goods to target markets, including China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates, as well as import medical supplies in return.