COVID-19 Info

During the COVID-19 pandemic, SFP has been committed to supporting the seafood industry in protecting fishers and workers throughout the seafood supply chain. We are particularly concerned about the plight of small-scale fishers and fishing communities. They often lack basic supplies, are ill-equipped to access basic guidance being offered, and may lack the expertise or resources required to adapt best practices to small boats, beach landings, local auctions, etc. Many of these fishers are unlicensed or unregistered, making them largely invisible and unable to access whatever relief programs may be or become available.

SFP recently published an initial overview of Impacts of COVID-19 in Target 75 Fisheries.

With an immediate goal of protecting workers and getting critical information to the people who most need it, we have compiled the following set of international resources. 

Infographics and resources for Small-Scale Fishers

Vessels, fishers, and crew 

Resources and guidelines aimed specifically at vessels and crews.

Workplace, essential workers

Resources and guidelines for protecting plant, office, and other workers from COVID-19 exposure in the workplace.

Worker-driven requests for protection

Examples of requests and demands from unions and workers

Seafood and Food Safety

Resources outlining whether COVID-19 is a food safety risk and how COVID-19 is impacting global food production and trade.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Guidance on different types of masks and other equipment

It should be noted that this list is not exhaustive, and there may be additional resources in other languages or otherwise more suited for a given situation. Inclusion in the list above does not constitute an endorsement by SFP.


English COVID
COVID resources for fishers
Japanese COVID infographic