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

Field Notes: Bangladesh in times of COVID-19. Impacts on aquaculture and fisheries

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Biponibag, a retail fish market in Chandpur city, Bangladesh, has been heavily impacted by COVID-19. Fish availability reduced and so as the numbers of buyers. Most small scale fish sellers are using face masks. Photo by Kingkar Shaha, Worldfish.

In this series of blogs, experts from WorldFish’s focal countries share their personal insights on the impacts of COVID-19 on fishing, aquaculture, and everyday life.

In part 2 of this blog, our expert panel Dr. Mohammad Mahfujul Haque, Dr. Abdullah-Al … Read the rest