After more than a month of disruption due to the coronavirus outbreak, the first shipment of live lobster left Nova Scotia for China on Saturday, reported CBC News.

The flight was considered a test run in order to gauge the current status of the Chinese market.

Shipments to China decreased in late January following travel restrictions and the decrease in the country's restaurant trade given restrictions on travel in the country in an effort to contain the virus.

"Modest shipments" have gone through to three major destinations in China in the last couple of weeks, Steward Lamont, managing director of Tangier Lobster, told Cape