Social FISHtancing – Episode 17 – COVID-19 and Fisheries Research

By Hannah Harrison

In this episode, we talk to three other teams of fisheries researchers to learn about how COVID-19 has impacted their work, and the research and findings they’ve been able to pursue since the beginning of the pandemic.

Click these links to read the studies featured in this episode:
1. Alternative seafood networks during COVID-19 by Stoll et al. 2020 (preprint):

2. Adaptation and resilience of fishers in the northeast USA during COVID-19 by Smith et al. 2020 (preprint):

3. Remote sensing of fisheries in Ghana by Okyere et al. 2020 (preprint):

4. Impacts of COVID-19 on Commercial Fisheries Workers by Sorensen et al. 2020:

In this episode, we talked to:
Dr. Sarah Smith at Rutgers University (
Dr. Isaac Okyere at the University of Cape Coast (
Mr. Bernard Ekumah at the University of Cape Coast (
Dr. Raymond Babanawo at the University of Rhode Island
Dr. Julie Sorensen at the Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety (
Rebecca Weil at the Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety (

This week’s music is “Roads that Burned our Boots” by Jahzzar, available at the free music archive:

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