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Messolonghi lagoon, Aitoloakarnania Prefecture, west Greece. Millions of small dead fishes at Koma fish-farm. The law prohibits the fishing of small fishes. As a result, when fishermen catch them, they throw them back to the lagoon in order to avoid being arrested. During the years the total annual fish catches decreased from 1500 - 2000 tn in 1960's to 1300 - 1500 tn in recent years. The main causes are the illegal fishing, the pollution of the lagoon due to illegal building construction around the lagoon and the climate change.
- Dimitris Gavalas / Greece Invision
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