Field Notes: Bangladesh in times of COVID-19 and food security implications

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Biponibag, a retail fish market in Chandpur city, Bangladesh, has been heavily impacted by COVID-19. Photo by Kingkar Shaha.

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.

From food security to supply chains, here are some observations and experiences from Bangladesh, shared … Read the rest

Fish and Aquatic Food Systems COVID-19 updates for May: India

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In Chachra area of Jessore town, the high concentration of hatcheries resulted the creation of fish fingerling market. Providing employment for thousands of people, this market became one of the largest fish fingerling markets of SE Asia. From here fish seed is carried to all over Bangladesh and also to India. Photo from WorldFish

The nationwide lockdown, characterized by a very strict confinement period, ended on May 17th. Prime Minister Modi qualified the next stage as a “lockdown 4.0”, stating it would be focused on battling the disease in combination with a … Read the rest