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Marine protection brings bigger catches to White River fishers

Feb 2nd, 2024 | Category: GLEANER PREMIUM | 12:28
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#JamaicaGleaner #Fish #Sanctuary #Coral #Reef #Bleaching #Environment #ClimateChange #Marine #Protection Prior to the establishment of the White River Fish Sanctuary in St Ann, fishing practices, including overfishing, were threatening the marine ecosystem. Bu since the sanctuary’s introduction to the community in 2015, the fishers of the White River Fisherman’s Village have come to appreciate the importance of maintaining marine health, which in turn will benefit both their livelihoods and the economy. Belinda Collier-Morrow, co-chair of the sanctuary which monitors four beaches in the parish, who spoke with The Gleaner recently, said that in past times, the fisherfolk would complain about not having enough fish to catch. The sanctuary had contacted a small group of fishermen who were passionate about

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