Global emergence of infectious diseases: Links with wild meat consumption, ecosystem distruption, habitat degradation and biodiversity loss

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This paper reviews emergency laws adopted by states in response to COVID-19 and recommends what could be considered as advisable legal responses or in reviewing the emergency laws that negatively impact on the fisheries and aquaculture sector in terms of restricting the production (fishing and aquaculture operations), supply and movement of fish and fish products, economic and social protection, in particular the protection of the most vulnerable including migrant workers, small-scale fishers including indigenous peoples’ and ethnic minorities who are dependent on fisheries for their subsistence, and women’s access to employment which is fundamental to protect their livelihoods and their food security needs as well as that of their families.
This resource is part of a Collection of similar guidelines entitled "COVID-19:Environmental impact", and it is included in the series of Collections supporting response to Covid-19 outbreak. Collections are monitored daily and new content is added.