Fishermen of Sosua – Cabarete sound alarm over pollution
The board of the Association of Fishermen (la Asociación de Pescadores) of Sosúa and Cabarete have sounded the alarm bell. They warn against the increasing pollution of the ocean by the outflow of contaminated water from the two rivers. The rivers Sosúa and Jacqueline are used by the adjacent villages as an open sewer.
The promises of the government to construct a functioning sewage system has not started yet. Currently, fishermen still catch enough fish so that local people can still enjoy affordable fish. But the fishermen with their small boats, have to go out (often too far) on the ocean to catch the fish. Near the coast, caused by the pollution, the fish disappeared. Rapidly emerging storms are another problem for the fishermen and are very dangerous, when they are out on the sea is it difficult to find shelter in time. According to the board, the government must act quickly and take the appropriate measures to fight the Increasing pollution. If not, the population, in the near future, can not eat fish and the fishermen will lose their job.
Source: Noticias ENN
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