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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
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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