Caribbean fishermen battling fish and coastal development

Americas Now

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Coastal communities along the Caribbean have a history of being largely dependent on fishing. Fishermen still cast their lines and nylon nets to catch their fish.

But urban life is challenging the fishermen’s profession. Increased tourism means more hotels and people. More people mean more trash and more human activity in the water. More activity and overfishing mean less fish.

Take a look at two men’s quest — for the big fish.

Caribbean fishermen battling fish and coastal development

Caribbean fishermen battling fish and coastal development

Coastal communities along the Caribbean have a history of being dependent on fishing. Fishermen still cast their lines and nylon nets to catch their fish. But urban life is challenging the fishermen’s profession. Increased tourism means more hotels and people. More people mean more trash and more human activity in the water. More activity and overfishing mean less fish. Take a look at two men's quest -- for the big fish.