Portraits of Resilience

Fishing in the Seychelles

According to local fishermen, these days they have to fish deeper because the sea surface temperatures are rising and fish are going deeper in the ocean.
 

According to local fishermen, these days they have to fish deeper because the sea surface temperatures are rising and fish are going deeper in the ocean.

They also need to go out fishing for longer periods of time and further out than usual. Because of a warmer sea temperature, they also report that the fish they are catching are changing shape.

In addition, they have to spend more money on food supply, fuel and fishing materials. We need to be aware about our ecosystem and how climate change will impact on it. The impacts mentionedabove that mean fish are more expensive on the local market.

Fishing livelihoods are getting harder and our economy suffers.

- Mikael Barbe, Ryan Benstrong, James Ernesta, Mario Dubel.

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