Pandemic crippling small-scale fishing worldwide, study finds
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Demand for seafood has plummeted since COVID-19 lockdowns went into effect around the world.
For the 260 million people who depend on the fishing industry for their livelihoods, that decline could have catastrophic impacts well beyond the current public health crisis.
A new study seeks to analyze the extent of that damage to small-scale fisheries — the coastal and non-industrial fishing enterprises that make up more than 90 percent of the global fishing industry.
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