Clearwater Seafoods appears cautiously upbeat about returning demand in its major Asian markets as governments in the region ease restrictions on freedom of movement in the wake of the coronavirus health crisis.

The onset of the crisis in Asia began before Chinese New Year but the general outlook seems more promising.

"I think restaurants are more full at lunch than dinner, most of them have either developed their own online platforms for delivery or takeout and have taken to partnering with online food delivery platforms," Clearwater CEO Ian Smith told IntraFish.