Boy paddling in Madang Lagoon, Papua New Guinea. Photo: Toni Parras

The global COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the globe and on all segments of the population. The effects on Pacific Island countries and territories have been extremely varied: Some countries have had to manage viral infections while others are so far managing to keep the virus entirely from their shores. In all cases the national responses have many potential implications for coastal communities but these need better understanding if international and government responses are to be most effective and suit the particular circumstances of different villages and countries.

To help improve decision making at all levels, this page will be dedicated to sharing relevant information, updates and links to better respond to the current challenges.

LMMA posts and reports:

Rapid Assessment Tool Launched to gauge impact of COVID-19 on coastal communities

Fiji: COVID19 Update#1 Fiji

Solomon Islands: COVID19 Update #2 Russell Islands, Solomon Islands

Solomons Islands: COVID19 Update #3 Solomons Islands

Fiji: COVID19 Update #4: Indo-Fijians in Coastal Fisheries