Brazil's shrimp producers are freezing parts of their production previously destined for the foodservice sector to sell later when market conditions improve amid the coronavirus crisis.

Like almost everywhere else across the world, demand from the Brazilian foodservice sector collapsed with the introduction of lockdowns in mid-March.

"The problem is that restaurants, hotels and markets are all closed and much of the shrimp in Brazil is sold fresh," ABCC industry trade body president Itamar Rocha told IntraFish.