Journal of Food Science and Agricultural Technology (JFAT)
School of Agro-Industry
Mae Fah Luang University

ISSN: 2408-1736


The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Thai Processed Seafood Export Supply Chain

Samatthachai Yamsa-ard, Sasiwan Sae-Lim, Juthamas Dechubon, Teeris Thepchalerm


The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused significant impacts on many industries, including the processed seafood industry. The amount of processed seafood exported has declined by 5 to 10 % during the COVID-19 outbreak. Therefore, this article aims to examine the impact of COVID-19 on Thailand’s processed seafood export industry and how businesses handle these impacts. To collect the data, the researchers interviewed five processed seafood export supply chain companies, including one supplier, two manufacturers, and two exporters. After collecting the data, the researchers implemented inductive content analysis to identify the impacts of COVID-19 on Thailand’s processed seafood export industry. The results reveal that COVID-19 caused adverse effects on processed seafood export from different aspects, including container and labour shortages, higher freight rates, and financial problems. The results also reveal that each company has different approaches for dealing with the impacts from COVID-19, with most focus on continuing their operations.


Processed seafood; Export; COVID-19

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