With Fishing Fleets Tied Up, Marine Life Has a Chance to Recover

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: April 17

Year of Publication: 2020

Publication City: New York

Publisher: Bloomberg Green

Author(s): Laura Millan Lombrana

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The coronavirus lockdowns have disrupted commercial fishing globally, in an echo of the lulls seen during wartime.

Plummeting global demand for fish and seafood as a result of the coronavirus crisis is likely to create an effect similar to the halt of commercial fishing during World Wars I and II, when the idling of fleets led to the rebound of fish stocks.

The closure of restaurants and hotels, the main buyers of fish and seafood, together with the difficulties of maintaining social distancing among crews at sea have caused hundreds of fishing vessels to be tied up at ports around the world. Marine scientist have already started investigating the effects this will have on marine life.

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