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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2020, Vol. 8, Issue 6, Part A

Global impact of COVID-19 on aquaculture and fisheries: A review


Author(s): Qandeel Minahal, Shumaila Munir, Wajeeha Komal, Shafaq Fatima, Razia Liaqat and Iqra Shehzadi

Abstract: The recent epidemic that affected the whole world badly is Covid-19. The RNA virus disease effect particularly respiratory system causing difficulty in breathing and if condition get severe, it leads to death. This worldwide pandemic disturb each and every sector of the world as mostly all the countries impose lockdown and restrictions in movement in order to control its spread. This create a huge loss for many sectors such as import/ export, industries, stock markets, aquaculture and economies. Considering specifically its impact on aquaculture and fisheries, it greatly reduces its consumption particularly seafood. Fish food chains are affected, small scale fisheries are facing extreme consequences and there is an increase in illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Some positive aspects of this situation such as food sharing and decline in fishing pressure also appears but obviously the negative impacts it holds are far greater than these constructive impacts.

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How to cite this article:
Qandeel Minahal, Shumaila Munir, Wajeeha Komal, Shafaq Fatima, Razia Liaqat, Iqra Shehzadi. Global impact of COVID-19 on aquaculture and fisheries: A review. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2020;8(6):42-48.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies