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Seafood exports to resume amid coronavirus shutdowns

Exports of seafood, meat, fresh fruit and vegetables is resuming with a $170 million air freight package.

– $110 million will be used to coordinate flights from Australia to key export markets.

– $10 million will waive Commonwealth fishery fees

– $50 million for the government’s export grants program.

An air-freight coordinator will be appointed for the federal program, that’ll see fresh produce picked up from airports across the country ready to be sent overseas.

The initiative will also see medical supplies imported into Australia to help fight coronavirus.

Rural editor Eddie Summerfield caught up with Agriculture Minister David Littleproud :

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