Study Finds Local Seafood Networks See Strong Growth During COVID-19 Pandemic
A University of Maine-led study found that local “alternative seafood networks” (ASNs) displayed unprecedented growth during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic as the broader system deal with issues.
The peer-reviewed study, published in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, argued that the spike in demand was reflective of a “temporary ‘relocalization’ phenomenon that appears to occur during periods of systemic shock, highlighting the need for greater functional diversity in supply chains.”
Furthermore, researchers highlighted the potential for policy changes to boost local and regional...
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