COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 ). Since its outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, the virus has spread to 202 countries and territories, leading to 24,452,629 confirmed cases and 831,586 deaths as on 28 August, 2020. In response, governments worldwide imposed severe restrictions on the movement of people, goods and services. These measures have impacted the fisheries value chain through disrupted trade routes, restrictions on fishing or allied industries, closure of markets or retail businesses and falling consumer demand.  The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) has been tracking the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak on fisheries through our daily news alerts. In addition, ICSF will gather information on specific sectoral issues at national, regional and international levels, on three parameters – impact, relief and recovery.

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