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Fishers want clearer markings to outline restricted areas off Kingston coastline

Apr 21st, 2023 | Category: GLEANER PREMIUM | 3:24
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#jamaicagleaner Artisanal fishers are calling for more boundary markers in the Kingston Harbour to delineate areas where they are free to operate, claiming that they are often reprimanded by the Marine Police and Coast Guard for unknowingly venturing into restricted areas. “Normally, when you go into the sea, there are signs that are there like a boundary sign – ‘You can’t fish right there so, or you should not fish right there so because that is the channel where the big ship normally pass’,” Damion Benjamin, president of the Chiney Beach Fisherfolks Society, told The Gleaner. “Many times you are there and you’re trying to fish, and the Coast Guard will come and say you’re in the channel, but there is nothing

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