Article

Emerging COVID-19 impacts, responses, and lessons for building resilience in the seafood system

Citation

Love DC, Allison EH, Asche F, Belton B, Cottrell RS, Froehlich HE, Gephart JA, Hicks CC, Little DC, Nussbaumer EM, Pinto da Silva P, Poulain F, Rubio A, Stoll JS & Tlusty MF (2021) Emerging COVID-19 impacts, responses, and lessons for building resilience in the seafood system. Global Food Security, 28, Art. No.: 100494. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2021.100494

Abstract
The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns are creating health and economic crises that threaten food and nutrition security. The seafood sector provides important sources of nutrition and employment, especially in low-income countries, and is highly globalized allowing shocks to propagate. We studied COVID-19-related disruptions, impacts, and responses to the seafood sector from January through May 2020, using a food system resilience ‘action cycle’ framework as a guide. We find that some supply chains, market segments, companies, small-scale actors and civil society have shown initial signs of greater resilience than others. COVID-19 has also highlighted the vulnerability of certain groups working in- or dependent on the seafood sector. We discuss early coping and adaptive responses combined with lessons from past shocks that could be considered when building resilience in the sector. We end with strategic research needs to support learning from COVID-19 impacts and responses.

Keywords
Covid; Seafood; Nutrition; Employment; Resilience; Trade; Fish; Shocks

Journal
Global Food Security: Volume 28

StatusPublished
Publication date31/03/2021
Publication date online06/02/2021
Date accepted by journal11/01/2021
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/32289
PublisherElsevier BV
ISSN2211-9124

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