Impacts of COVID-19 on aquatic food supply chains in Assam, India February – November 2020

We conducted a monthly phone survey with fish supply chain actors in Assam to assess impacts of COVID-19 on the availability and price of aquatic foods and production inputs. Respondents answered questions about their activity between the months of February and November 2020. The sample totaled 108 respondents, comprised of the following: feed mills (5), feed sellers (14), fish hatcheries (11), fish farmers (26), fishers (25), fish traders (10), processors (5), and retailers (11). The areas covered included Lower Assam (32%), Upper Assam (29%), Barak Valley (15%), Hills and Central Assam (15%) and North Assam (8%). Districts with the most respondents were Kamrup Rural (9%), Nagaon (8%), Cachar (8%), Jorhat (8%), Morigaon (7%), Nalbari (7%), Lakhimpur (7%), Sonitpur (6%), Majuli (6%), Goalpara (5%) and Guwahati (Kamrup Metro) (5%). A complete overview of survey results can be accessed here.