FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

The impacts of COVID-19 on fisheries and aquaculture in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Virtual event (webinar), 28/01/2021 - 28/01/2021

Fish and fish products are the most highly traded food commodity internationally. Therefore, the impact of COVID-19 on the fish supply chain and operations has been profound. Demand has also been affected negatively by interruptions to the supply chain.

Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – countries covered by the FAO Subregional Office for Central Asia – have experienced impacts of the COVID-19 at various degrees. However, the pandemic’s consequences on their fisheries and aquaculture sector has not been documented well.

Therefore the FAO webinar provides a platform for governments, non-governmental organizations, civil society, and industry to share experience of responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Join the discussion on 28 January, 9.30–11.30 a.m. (CET)

The webinar will

  • Examine impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the fisheries and aquaculture industries and food security in the invited countries;
  • Gain an overview of government’s responses to the COVID-19 pandemic to support the sector;
  • Share good practices regarding industry and civil society responses to the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Explore the sector’s needs to mitigate immediate impacts of COVID-19 and improve resilience in the longer term.

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