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Impacts of covid-19 on small-scale and traditional fishers and fishworkers in India

Das, Ayantika (2020) Impacts of covid-19 on small-scale and traditional fishers and fishworkers in India.

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The government of India imposed a 21 day lockdown on the midnight of 23 March 2020 to control the spread of the SARS COV-2 virus. During the lockdown, fishing was completely halted: fishers were not allowed to venture out to the seas, and storage facilities, markets and processing plants were closed. This led to a complete loss of livelihood for millions of people who were directly or indirectly dependent on the fisheries sector. According to the Fisheries Statistics of India 2018, the total number of persons engaged in fisheries activities are 16,096,975 million fisher families, including 10,526,758 million males and 5,570,217 million females. The share of the fisheries sector in India’s overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is about 1.03 percent as of 2017-18 and it contributed INR 1.75 trillion during 2017-18. It accounts for about 6.58 percent share of India’s agricultural GDP. According to the government’s own estimates, the sector provides livelihoods to about 16 million fishers and fish farmers at the primary level, and almost twice the number along the value chain.

Item Type: Articles
Keywords: Covid, Small-scale Fisheries, Traditional Fisheries, Fishworkers, India, Ban, Markets, Fish Processing, Livelihoods, Fisheries Statistics, Fishing Communities, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Value Chain
Subjects: Disasters and Climate Change
Depositing User: Jeeva ICSF Rajan
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2022 10:38
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2022 10:38
URI: http://icsfarchives.net/id/eprint/16966

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