Alaska's seafood industry remains uncertain about the impact of the coronavirus quickly spreading through China. The country is its biggest market for seafood exports, with major products such as pollock going to China for reprocessing before being imported back to the United States.

Earlier this month, the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) visited with Ding Wei Tai, a leading producer of Alaska pollock surimi seafood products in China, as part of a 10-day trip to to explore future opportunities in what it described as a "critical export market."