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Mediterranean marine heat waves threaten coastal livelihoods

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Mediterranean marine heat waves threaten coastal livelihoods

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Populations of sponges, sea-stars, fish, and mollusks have been dying en masse in the waters off France and Spain.

KERKENNAH ISLANDS, Tunisia – A decade ago, Tunisian fisherman Ahmed Chelli's nets bulged with fish and octopus that he sold at the local market in the Kerkennah islands.

Today, he pulls up only "ISIS" — the name locals have given to the blue crabs that have invaded their fishing grounds in the fast-warming waters of the Mediterranean."The fisherman … instead of finding fish to provide an income, he finds something that cuts his nets," Chelli complained.


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Author / Journalist: Gloria Dickie

Category: Nation Politics

Topics: Sites Plan List Subscription Islands Fisherman Nets Kerkennah Fish Name

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Sentiment: Negative

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Article Type: News Report

News Source URL: japantimes.co.jp

Readership Location: Japan

Published Date: 2022-11-23, 17:29:05

News Timezone: GMT +9:00

Language: English

Original Article Length: 231 words

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News ID: 5497160

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