Jamaican Fishermen Bemoan Pollution and Changing Environment

People of the Earth…this is beyond being a wake up call.

“Turtles see it and go after it (mistaking the bags for jellyfish), swallow it and it kills them,” McDonald said

This is a Call for Action!!!!

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In Jamaica, Junior McDonald is all for those making a living from the sea teaching their children more than the business of rod and reel, boat and net, but he calls for transferable skills, in recognition of the changing environment. Here are excerpts:

[. . .] “The economy has changed so much. The cost of living, the cost of equipment to go out to sea have gone up,” McDonald said. [. . .] Despite this, though, McDonald said people are not giving up fishing because “they see no alternatives”.

“That is why I propose among the fishermen and children of fishermen, we can identify those who can be equipped with alternative, transferable skills, in recognition of the changing environment. I will always be an advocate for that, because I believe in education,” McDonald said.

A member of the Old Harbour Bay Fisherman’s Co-operative, McDonald insisted: “There needs to be an…

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