21 April 2013

Artisanal fisherman in Greece - 6

Argolikos Gulf, Greece, June 2012 (photo G. Bearzi)

This artisanal fisherman told Silvia that in the past bottlenose dolphins used to be transient, but because of fish farm development in recent years they have become more resident. Dolphins now feed around the fish farm cages most of the time, and they cause more damage to trammel nets.

While this man had a broken wrist, he had no choice but keep fishing with his small wooden boat. He blamed the marked decline of fish on industrial fishing by large purse seiners and trawlers.

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