Field Notes: Nigeria’s fish processors call for government support to stay afloat during COVID-19 crisis

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Olubunmi Aderinsola beside a fish pond, in Nigeria. Photo by Worldfish.

As Nigeria’s fish processors struggle to manage disruptions caused by COVID-19 lockdowns, they are calling for government stimulus and easing of access to credit to ensure their business survive.

COVID-19 lockdowns have forced entrepreneur Olubunmi Aderinsola Agbato to make some … Read the rest

Field Notes: Call for government support as lockdown bites into fish processors’ profits in India

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Engine boats are parking at sea shore because of COVID 19 lock down and fishing ban. The jobless laborers are waiting for the lockdown and fishing ban period to over and to resume their activities. Photo by Worldfish.

Lockdown restrictions in India have hit fish processors at the peak of their season and created economic hardships causing business closures. Small-scale processers are calling for government support to improve the flow of fish to consumers, who rely on Read the rest

Prioritizing aquatic food systems key to global food, nutrition security, say panellists at Virtual Ocean Dialogues.

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Fishing boats, Ngapali beach, Gyeiktaw, Myanmar. Photo by Finn Thilsted.

Increased commitment to aquatic food systems will boost food and nutritional security as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, affirmed government, academic and business leaders at the Virtual Ocean Dialogues, hosted by the World Economic Forum & Friends … Read the rest