Amid general anxiety over the expected decline in Russian seafood exports to China as the coronovirus outbreak rumbles on, estimates of the virus's impact vary widely, with forecasts for Russian crab supplies creating particular disparity.

Some market watchers are predicting calamity, while others are forecasting a much more positive outcome.

German Zverev, president of the All-Russian Association of Fisheries Enterprises, Entrepreneurs and Exporters (WARPE), said in an interview with the Russian RBC publication that Russian crab exporters could lose in excess of $80 million (€72.2