The aquaculture supply chain in the time of covid-19 pandemic: Vulnerability, resilience, solutions and priorities at the global scale

Gianluca Sara', Maria Cristina Mangano, Maria Del Mar Bosch Belmar, Laura Corbari, Marta Lucchese, Manuel Berlino, Yun-Wei Dong, Liu, Azaza, Christofoletti, Lebata-Ramos, Maria Cristina Mangano, Dobroslavić, Pita, Giannetto, Dineshram, Shaltout, Milisenda, Choi, AzraRigers Bakiu, Celić, Llorens, Abouelfadl, Galli, Manuel Berlino, Luthman, Lucchese, Sevgili, Liu, Terzo, Saidi, Schultz, Palomo, Dionísio, Lim, Dong, Qin, Nogueira, Grabowski, Tan, Pećarević, Ravagnan, Broitman, Makridis, Vengatesen Thiyagarajan, Babarro, Pablo Sanchez-Jerez, Helmuth, Branko Glamuzina, Troell, Britz, Emily Carrington, Buschmann, Mirto, Nogueira, Grabowski, Lim, Ragg, Simone Mirto, Stella Maria Concetta Terzo

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The COVID-19 global pandemic has had severe, unpredictable and synchronous impacts on all levels of perishable food supply chains (PFSC), across multiple sectors and spatial scales. Aquaculture plays a vital and rapidly expanding role in food security, in some cases overtaking wild caught fisheries in the production of high-quality animal protein in this PFSC. We performed a rapid global assessment to evaluate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and related emerging control measures on the aquaculture supply chain. Socio-economic effects of the pandemic were analysed by surveying the perceptions of stakeholders, who were asked to describe potential supply-side disruption, vulnerabilities and resilience patterns along the production pipeline with four main supply chain components: a) hatchery, b) production/processing, c) distribution/logistics and d) market. We also assessed different farming strategies, comparing land- vs. sea-based systems; extensive vs. intensive methods; and with and without integrated multi-trophic aquaculture, IMTA. In addition to evaluating levels and sources of economic distress, interviewees were asked to identify mitigation solutions adopted at local / internal (i.e., farm-site) scales, and to express their preference on national / external scale mitigation measures among a set of a priori options. Survey responses identified the potential causes of disruption, ripple effects, sources of food insecurity, and socio-economic conflicts. They also pointed to various levels of mitigation strategies. The collated evidence represents a first baseline useful to address future disaster-driven responses, to reinforce the resilience of the sector and to facilitate the design reconstruction plans and mitigation measures, such as financial aid strategies.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)98-110
Numero di pagine13
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2022

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