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Marine Policy Special Issue: Impacts of COVID-19 on the fisheries sector and value-chains by Sebastián Villasante, Cristina Pita, José Pascual, Katina Roumbedakis, Pablo Pita, Gill Ainsworth June 10,2020   |  Source: Elsevier

The coronavirus outbreak is having growing impacts on the global economy with unpredictable consequences, and the fishing industry is not an exception. The fisheries sector plays an important role in developed and developing nations, employing directly or indirectly hundreds of millions of people, providing food, and defining the cultural identity of many coastal communities and contributing to keep them alive. As a consequence of the current pandemic, we are witnessing deteriorating human health, disappearing jobs and incomes, together with a loss of social capital. Consequently, millions of people will suffer increasing inequality and poverty.

This Marine Policy Special Issue welcomes papers to provide scientific evidence on the economic, social, cultural and health impacts of COVID-19 on the fisheries sector (industrial, small-scale and recreational fisheries) and through the value chain.

In particular, but not limited to, the following topics:

-- Impacts on the seafood value chain, markets and the viability of small-scale fisheries,Impacts on employment and revenues of the fisheries sector;

-- Impacts on vulnerable groups (women, indigenous communities and migrants);

-- Impacts on food security and access to seafood and fishing grounds;

-- Impacts on the


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