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Jamaica: Rocky Point fishers await sanctuary to ease environmental issues, low fish catch

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Jamaica
Published Jun 3, 2023

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Long before the COVID-19 Pandemic, fishers at the Rocky Point fishing beach in Clarendon were forced to venture farther out to sea to make a living.

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ROCKY POINT, Jamaica , Jun 2 2023 (IPS) - Long before the COVID-19 Pandemic, fishers at the Rocky Point fishing beach in Clarendon were forced to venture farther out to sea to make a living or find alternatives to make ends meet. This once-prime fishing village attracted fishers from up and down the coast. Men like Ephraim Walters, travelled from his hometown in Belmont, 100 or so kilometres (62 miles), up the coast, to Rocky Point, some 30 years ago, and never left. Rocky Point is Jamaica’s largest fishing community and was once a destination for south coast fishers. But decades of environmental neglect, mismanagement, and poor fishing practices are taking their toll, pushing fishermen into destitution. Related IPS Articles Drones To Help Fishers Avoid Border Conflicts on Lake Victoria Small-Scale Fishers in Central America Demand Social Security Policies CARIBBEAN CLIMATE WIRE Anguilla’s Fishers Share their First-Hand Knowledge About Climate Change and its Impact In the old ...
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