Sink or Swim? How COVID-19 and the Responses to it have Affected Small-scale Fishers

This policy brief reports findings from research investigating the impacts of Covid-19 regulations and mitigation measures on small-scale fishers in the Western Cape, South Africa. The researchers conducted 47 in-depth interviews, held 5 focus groups, facilitated the production of 14 food diaries in 4 primary field sites of Struisbaai, Langebaan, Velddrift and Lambert’s Bay.