The COVID-19 pandemic has spread throughout the world at an alarming rate this year. As the health crisis becomes a socioeconomic one, ICES would like to reflect on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted fisheries, seafood producers and consumers, scientists, and citizens around our member countries and the world, so far.
The ongoing disruption has revealed both the strengths of ICES community as well as the need for more data and analyses to understand how events like COVID-19 impact society and how science can support marine resource managers’ response.
In this webinar, we explored the economic and social sciences contribution to managing the impacts of this pandemic on fisheries and society, followed by a discussion on what lessons we have learnt broadly as a global community and what types of strategies are necessary to mitigate the impacts of similar future events.
The webinar was led by moderator Astrid Haug.
16:00 (CEST) - Welcome
16:05 - ICES social science initiatives, COVID-19, and opportunities for the future, Alan Haynie (USA), ICES Strategic Initiative on the Human Dimension (SIHD) View presentation slides Watch presentation video
16:15 - Fisheries socioeconomic analysis and COVID-19, the US experience, Doug Lipton (USA), NOAA FisheriesView presentation slides Watch presentation video
16:30 - The impact of COVID-19 on the European small-scale fisheries industry, Cristina Pita (Portugal), Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, University of AveiroView presentation slides Watch presentation video
16:45 - After the first shock: An assessment framework for understanding the impact of COVID-19 on fisheries, Marloes Kraan (the Netherlands), Wageningen Marine Research and Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen UniversityView presentation slides Watch presentation video17:00 - Question and answer session