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Challenges for the fishing community on nutritional perspective in West Bengal coastal areas during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Author Details : Pallabi Bera*, Sulagna Ray

Volume : 4, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 83-86

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Introduction: Covid 19 pandemic has been affecting from March 2020 to 2021 onwards to all types of people globally. The fishing community is one of the most affected communities depend on their limited income. Their health, mental condition, and lifestyles are all adversely affected by this pandemic situation, mainly for middle or lower-level income groups, including India. Additionally, covid 19 also has disrupted the livelihood of fishing communities in socio-economic and nutrition, especially health perspectives.
Objectives: To review and analyze current literature trends on covid 19 concerning fishing communities’ life, food habits, and challenges.
Materials and Methods: The study was designed based on current literature from 2020 March till 2021 August, focussing mainly on the West Bengal coastal areas. ‘Fishing communities,’ ‘West Bengal coastal areas,’ ‘covid-19 crisis’, ‘social and economic challenges,’ ‘nutrition crisis’ are significant keywords and phrases used for the online searches in open access all databases including Pubmed, Google scholars.
Conclusion: Fishing communities are highly affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic economically and on nutritional perspectives due to various factors. Presently, there are scant data; hence more research and views are needed about the fishing community in Indian and global perspective as well.

Keywords: Fishing community, Nutrition, Livelihood, Malnutrition, Anxiety.

How to cite : Bera P, Ray S, Challenges for the fishing community on nutritional perspective in West Bengal coastal areas during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Nutr Metab Health Sci 2021;4(3):83-86

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