UK trade body Seafish is painting a bleak picture of things to come for seafood in a post-coronavirus world, basing its outlook on the aftermath of the last major financial crash in 2008 which saw an “accelerated decline” in seafood purchases at retail.

In its May update on the impact of Covid-19 on seafood in retail, Seafish said ultimately, the degree of severity will be dictated by the degree of impact the pandemic has on personal finances.