publication . Article . 2021

Knowledge, practice, and economic impacts of COVID-19 on small-scale coastal fishing communities in Bangladesh:Policy recommendations for improved livelihoods

Hoque, Md. Sazedul; Andrioti Bygvraa, Despena; Pike, Kate; Hasan, Mahmudul; Rahman, Muhammad Arifur; Akter, Shaida; Mitchell, Darren; Holliday, Eric;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2021
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
COVID-19 has profoundly impacted global livelihoods and disrupted the food supply chain, including the aquaculture and fisheries industries. Little is known about the response to COVID-19 and the impact it has on incomes, livelihoods and knowledge and practice in the coastal artisanal fishers communities of Bangladesh. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the socio-demographics of selected coastal fishers, their knowledge about COVID-19 and the preventive practice taken to reduce it. The impact on their fishing habits and income was also examined to determine potential policy areas. Data were collected via a structured questionnaire from 250 respond...
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