ANALYSIS ON IMPACTS OF SHRIMP FARMING TOWARDS COMMUNAL ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT DURING COVID-19 IN ULAKAN BEACH, PADANG PARIAMAN REGENCY
shrimp farming is an important factor as a supporter of community welfare. Shrimp farming business is one of the livelihoods of the community, especially for people living in coastal areas, so that The current COVID-19 pandemic makes people in coastal areas unable to carry out their normal activities, this is a serious problem for the economy of people living in coastal areas. Departing from the following background, this study focuses on finding out how the impact of the shrimp farming business on improving the community's economy during the COVID-19 pandemic on Ulakan beach, Ulakan Tapakis District, Padang Pariaman Regency. Research methods used in this research is descriptive research method with a qualitative approach, the data in this study were obtained from primary data and secondary data. The collection is done by interview, observation and documentation techniques. Based on the results of the research that during the COVID-19 pandemic, the shrimp farming business in the coastal area of Ulakan expanded, so that the surrounding community also felt the impact, especially by opening up job opportunities for Nagari children and helping increase the income of people in coastal areas. For example, it can be seen that the community started a business or became a shrimp trader both on a small and large scale, and worked in the field of expedition and transportation of harvest or feed products. Departing from the results of this study, it was concluded that during the COVID-19 pandemic, the average income of pond farmer workers has increased, so that this economic Empowerment has been running to restore the economy of the community in the Ulakan coastal area.