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Pacific Islands Region Fisheries and COVID-19: Impacts and Adaptations

August 01, 2022

In this report, we detail the impacts of COVID-19 on the Pacific Islands Region fisheries from March 2020 to February 2021.

The Pacific Islands Region has experienced a number of unique risks from COVID-19, and the measures put in place to stop its spread. Here, we highlight the adaptations made by the diverse fishers, marketers, and fishing communities of this region. We gathered information from different sources, including publicly available statistics, news reports, government rules, as well as short open-ended phone interviews.

The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service uses the NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-PIFSC series to disseminate scientific and technical information that has been scientifically reviewed and edited. Documents within this series reflect sound professional work and may be referenced in the formal scientific and technical literature.

Kleiber D, Iwane M, Kamikawa K, Leong K, Hospital J. 2022. Pacific Islands Region Fisheries and COVID-19: Impacts and adaptations. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-130, 36 p.  https://doi.org/10.25923/2fpm-c128.

Last updated by Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center on 08/22/2022