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

  • Autori: Mangano M.C.; Berlino M.; Corbari L.; Milisenda G.; Lucchese M.; Terzo S.; Bosch-Belmar M.; Azaza M.S.; Babarro J.M.F.; Bakiu R.; Broitman B.R.; Buschmann A.H.; Christofoletti R.; Dong Y.; Glamuzina B.; Luthman O.; Makridis P.; Nogueira A.J.A.; Palomo M.G.; Dineshram R.; Sanchez-Jerez P.; Sevgili H.; Troell M.; AbouelFadl K.Y.; Azra M.N.; Britz P.; Carrington E.; Celic I.; Choi F.; Qin C.; Dionisio M.A.; Dobroslavic T.; Galli P.; Giannetto D.; Grabowski J.H.; Helmuth B.; Lebata-Ramos M.J.H.; Lim P.T.; Liu Y.; Llorens S.M.; Mirto S.; Pecarevic M.; Pita C.; Ragg N.; Ravagnan E.; Saidi D.; Schultz K.; Shaltout M.; Tan S.H.; Thiyagarajan V.; Sara' G.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2022
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista
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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.