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Fishermen guilty of fouling Ginowan City port waters

Date Posted: 2009-12-29

The local Ginowan City Fisherman’s Association was first to lodge complaints to city fathers; the waters around the fishing port were becoming polluted.

“Look at the ocean water; it is so dirty” the fishermen pointed out. “Can you check why?” Ginowan City did conduct a water investigation, while a second was done by Urasoe and Ginowan Fisherman’s Associations working together. Everyone came to the same conclusion, and it was that fishermen were scattering too much bait into the port waters. Seems the bades created phosphor and nitrogen, which plankton love to eat and grow, and that made the water dirty as plankton made the water green.

The investigation showed a lack of oxygen in the water, too, leading the fisherman’s association to order a prohibition on spreading bait in some areas. The Ginowan City Fisherman’s Association says more than 100 people are fishing at the port each weekend, and every one of them toss their bait into the sea. With this causing poor circulation of sea water, the baits remaining on the ocean floor increase the plankton levels and increase the pollution levels.

Both the fisherman’s association and city officials are now getting involved. They’re asking people to please understand the problem, and not to throw baits into the water any more


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