COVID-19 and COVID-19 policies have had direct and indirect impacts on Pacific Islands region fisheries. The fishing community changed their fishing motives, techniques, and target species to adapt. And the fish flow and seafood chain also changed with market impacts. As a result, there has been an overall heightened focus on the value of local fisheries to local food security, economy, and communities.
Impact of COVID-19 on Pacific Island Fishing Values
The COVID-19 pandemic has had global impacts to human health, safety, and livelihoods, including to Pacific Islands fisheries. Pacific Islands region fishers share how the pandemic affected their livelihoods and how they adapted.