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Live Event: Rough Seas - COVID’s impact on work in fishing

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The economic and cultural importance of commercial fishing and aquaculture in Asia and the Pacific – home to 29 million fishers, or 83 percent of all fishers workers worldwide – means that the struggles of the industry and its workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic are of global importance.

This brief assesses the impacts of the pandemic on workers in the fishing industry in Asia and the Pacific, with particular attention to the pandemic’s impacts on migrant fishers. While the first peaks of the pandemic occurred in 2020, the continuing crisis has affected the region’s fishing industry and its workers, as many borders remain closed, mobility restrictions remain in place, and concerns about fishers’ workloads, health and safety have grown.

Please plan to join us for this live event:

Cornell NCP/ILO Ship to Shore Rights
26 April (10 p.m. Eastern, 27 Apr at 9 a.m. Bangkok)

A presentation of the new findings and a debate about their meaning with a panel that includes Cornell NCP, ILO, Fishers Rights Network/ITF, the Thai Tuna Industry Association and more.

Mi Zhou, Chief Technical Advisor, ILO Ship to Shore Rights (Southeast Asia) Project
Jason Judd, Executive Director, ILR New Conversations Project

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