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

We conducted a monthly phone survey with fish supply chain actors in Odisha to assess the 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 105 respondents, comprised of the following: feed mills (2), fish hatcheries (10), feed sellers (16), fish farmers (40), fishers (18), fish processors (3), fish traders (8), and fish retailers (8), with the majority of respondents being male. The divisions covered were the Central Division (69%), Northern Division (17%) and Southern Division (14%). Districts with the most respondents were Jagatsinghpur (21%), Puri (16%), Jajpur (7%), Sambalpur (6%), Khordha (5%), Mayurbhanj (5%) and Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Angul, Balangir, Ganjam, Kalahandi (4% each). A complete summary of survey results can be accessed here.