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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 3
First page : (487) Last page : (492)
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Impacts of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic on Fisheries Sector in India: A Minireview

Soumyadip Purkait1* , Sutanu Karmakar2 , Supratim Chowdhury3, Prasenjit Mali4 and
Surya Kanta Sau5
1Department of Fishery Economics & Statistics, Faculty of Fishery Sciences,
2Department of Aquatic Environment Management, Faculty of Fishery Sciences,
3Department of Fish Processing Technology, Faculty of Fishery Sciences,
4Department of Aquatic Animal Health, Faculty of Fishery Sciences,
5Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Fishery Sciences,
West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata-700094, India
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Received: 15.05.2020  |  Revised: 19.06.2020   |  Accepted: 24.06.2020 


In Indian context, COVID-19 pandemic is an unrivalled shock for the economy and health system as a whole. Disruption of demand and supply chain of agricultural commodity like fish and fishery products for the prolonged nation-wide lockdown will directly affect 14.5 million people associated with the sector. The magnitude of the versatile impact includes production distribution and marketing of inland fisheries, marine capture fisheries, seed supply and seafood export. This working paper aims to describe the multidirectional economic impacts of the fisheries sector from this pandemic and a set of policy recommendation to ameliorate this shock.

Keywords: COVID-19, Economic downturn, Fish farming, Supply chain, Seafood export.

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Cite this article: Purkait, S., Karmakar, S., Chowdhury, S., Mali, P., & Sau, S.K. (2020). Impacts of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic on Fisheries Sector in India: A Minireview, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci. 8(3), 487-492. doi: