Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Fishers
The outbreak of the COVID-19 has made it difficult for many people in every country. This is also experienced by fishers in several locations in Indonesia. Based on research conducted by AP2HI and the sustainable development goals [sdgs] center and the University of Padjadjaran in 2020, it was stated that the fishers who received the most impact from COVID-19 were fishers located in Tulehu, Kendari, Bitung and Ternate.
Changes can be seen from the income of fishers per trip and household expenses per month. Fishermen respondents in Tulehu experienced the heaviest impact of COVID-19, where their income from fishery sector per trip was decreased by 79.89%, followed by a increase in household expenditure of 14.18%.
Fishers respondents in Kendari experienced a decrease in income per trip from fishing operations by 39.59%. However, their household expenditures experienced a slight increase of 0.31%.
Another respondents was by fishers in Bitung who experienced a 1.23% decrease in income per trip and did not experience any changes to household expenditures, however it was pointed out by respondents in Ternate that their income did not experience any changes but house expenses has an increase of 12.96%.
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