Fear of drowning forces Anlo fishermen to abandon the sea

Fear of drowning forces Anlo fishermen to abandon the sea

- Some fishermen in the Volta Region have abandoned their nets and boats and fled the sea

- This is as a result of rising sea levels as a result of climate change

- Some of them however claimed that the sea become unsafe whenever an abomination is committed

Fishermen at Anlo in the Volta Region, according to a report, have abandoned their equipment and fled for their lives.

According to a report by MyNewsGh.com, rising sea levels have forced them to reconsider going out to sea.

This has been the situation for about two weeks now, and YEN.com.gh understands that the sea has eroded the defence rocks and overflowed its shores.

Fishermen at the sea shore

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Source: UGC

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“This is our holiday, we go borrowing to survive until the sea resides or returns to the normal level,” an unidentified fisherman indicated.

In what looks like a danger in waiting, Fisher folks whose trust is in superstition are blaming the rise of the sea on what they say is the non-adherence to tradition by residents

“We don’t go to fishing here on Tuesdays and is an abomination for any dead body to be thrown into the sea, this makes the sea unsafe for fishing activities”., the chief fisherman in the community said.

When the sea gets warm, it expands and rises above causing it to overflow it’s shores. Climate change due to human activities gives rise to the ozone layer depletion hence the expansion according to experts.

Climate change has been the focus of the United Nations in recent times. The Secretary General of UN Antonio Guterres says “Climate change poses an existential threat” and has since launched #ClimateAction to create awareness and to limit the greenhouse effects.

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