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Fishermen are the Worst Polluters
Local fishermen complain that they are catching more plastic than fish. This is little surprise, as the fishery community is the biggest surface polluter of the Hong Kong marine environment.

There has been an improvement in the water quality, largely thanks to the upgraded sewerage system. Unfortunately, surface pollution has deteriorated. The seasonal peak occurs in the summer months when fishing in Chinese waters is prohibited and many fishing vessels lie idle in the shelter.

Fishing vessels dump their trash into the sea, witness the floating garbage belt found early every morning. The owners’ and operators’ lack of regard for the environment is obvious. So, we should not pity our fishermen and, failing a change in attitude, the sooner these people are out of business the better.




 
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