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Newsletter of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism - Management Issue, June 2020 Featured

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A rapid assessment conducted by the CRFM Secretariat during May 2020, suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic poses a significant threat to livelihoods in the fisheries sector and to food security. It appears that as a result of the safety measures put in place to stem the spread of the virus, the supply chain has been impacted in various ways including: disruptions in air/sea freight, transportation logistics, and processing; reduced access to fish and seafood, and inadequate storage facilities. The reduced demand has directly affected fisherfolk livelihoods, and the majority of fisherfolk have been unable to meet living expenses due to reduced incomes.

 

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