"An Island Without Fish? Cuba Aims To Tackle Problem With Law Overhaul"

"HAVANA - In the sleepy Cuban fishing village of Cojimar that inspired Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea,” locals say they are struggling to catch fish.

Cuba’s fish stocks have dropped drastically in recent decades due to overfishing and environmental factors, scientists say, prompting the country last month to pass a law imposing new regulations on the fishing industry.

“We catch less, about half of what we once did,” said Carlos Duran, a leathery-skinned 63-year-old who has been fishing for more than four decades. “Some people go out 10 times without catching anything at all.”"

Sarah Marsh reports for Reuters August 27, 2019.

Source: Reuters, 08/28/2019