SEAFDEC Webinar: Impact of COVID-19 on Fisheries and Aquaculture in Southeast Asia

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Mark your calendars for the “Impact of COVID-19 on Fisheries and Aquaculture in Southeast Asia” webinar hosted by the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) from 2-3 July 2020 on the Zoom platform. 

Michael Phillips, Program Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH), will be presenting the “Covid-19 impacts on fish and aquatic food systems” session on Thursday, 2 July 2020 at 16:15-16:45 (UTC+8). Check your local timezones here.

  • To register for Day 1 (Thursday, 2 July 2020) “Impact on International and Regional Fish Trade”, visit the link here.
  • To register for Day 2 (Friday, 3 July 2020) “Impact from the National Lockdown on Seafood Supply Chain and Mitigation of Impact”, visit the link here.

For more information on the event agenda, time zones and other panellists, visit the link here.

We look forward to your active participation!

Context of the event:

The Southeast Asian region has been a major contributor to the world’s total fisheries production, and most of the region’s fish and fishery products are traded in the international markets as well as in domestic/local markets. However, the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic during the first quarter of 2020 not only in the region but also throughout the world, has impacted on the region’s fish production from marine capture and aquaculture. Fishing operations at sea had encountered difficulties due to the national lock-down measures in many countries that prohibit fishers from going out to sea to fish. 

Meanwhile, fish farmers have also been limited to work outside of their homes to halt any further spread of the virus. In order to discuss and assess the impacts of COVID-19 on the fisheries and aquaculture sector of Southeast Asia, SEAFDEC brings together international, regional and national fisheries agencies, and industry representatives, to share information on the key impacts of the virus on the food supply chain of local, national, regional, and international trade. The immediate responses of the private sector to address the issues, as well as the medium-term mitigation of the impacts of some countries, will also be shared through this Webinar.

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