Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Proposals to protect our fish population

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Lots of fish on ice are always available at Beer Sheva's open-air market.


For ABC Wednesday, P is for protecting our population of Mediterranean fish.


According to this article in Haaretz --

Restrictions will soon be imposed on commercial fishing in the Mediterranean Sea in order to stem the decline in fish populations, the state promised the High Court of Justice this month. . . .

Among other limitations, the state will restrict fishing by divers during the May-June spawning season along the Mediterranean coast. The use of trawlers – boats that drag large nets along the sea bed, sweeping up everything in their path – will be prohibited from June to August near the shore and at depths of less than 30 meters. . . .
According to environmental advocacy organizations, the two dozen or so trawlers operating along the Mediterranean coast are responsible for the decline in fish populations, both because they account for around 70% of the catch by Israeli fishermen in the sea and because of the nets’ deleterious effect on marine habitats.. . .

But according to Uri Sharon, a spokesman for the fishermen who owns a trawler, the real culprits are pollution and the Aswan Dam, which reduced the amounts of food sources and marine life reaching the Mediterranean from the Nile River.
Menakhem Ben-Yami, an expert on Israel’s fishing industry,  argued that tens of thousands of amateur fishermen use nets and poles, without facing any catch restrictions. 
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12 comments:

William Kendall said...

A different part of the world, but arguments of responsibility over who did what ring true to fishery issues here as well.

Cloudia said...

Same issues here!




ALOHA from Honolulu,
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

Gattina said...

I think that would be a good idea !

Gattina
ABC Wednesday Team

Trubes said...

It is a great problem with regard to the declining fish stock. A lot of fish and shellfish from British waters end up in European restaurants.
We are blessed in the UK to be surrounded by clean waters and a good supply fish. This because The Government Fisheries placed sanctions to prevent over fishing, several years ago and thankfully it's been a great success.
I hope the same happens for your country.

Best wishes,
Di.
ABCW team.

VP said...

This would spark riots over here...

Birdman said...

I'd visit. I'll sample all seafood... and a 'beer'. hahaha

Roger Owen Green said...

I need to eat more fish.

ROG, ABCW

Gerard Michaud said...

Hi Dini... We have the same issues where I live.
Alice

Gunn said...

FISH is one of the items Norway export ( Not only oil)

Gunn said...

I like your fish images.

Kay said...

I guess overfishing is a problem everywhere.

Suzanne said...

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