Fisheries and aquaculture provide nutritious food for hundreds of millions of
people around the world and livelihoods for over 10% of the world’s
population. All aspects of fish supply chains are strongly affected by the
COVID-19 pandemic, with jobs, incomes and food security at risk.
Government and industry responses are needed to address the immediate
economic and social hardships that the crisis is provoking in the fish sector.
Governments also need to maintain long-term ambitions for protecting
natural resources and ecosystems, and the viability of fisheries.
Economic, equity and environmental considerations all point to similar best
practices: supporting the incomes of those most in need rather than
subsidising inputs or fishing effort, and ensuring that evidence-based
management remains in place and is enforced. Transparency in policy
responses will help build trust in the future of fish value chains and markets,
and enable learning from the crisis to improve the sustainability and
resilience of fisheries and aquaculture.
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