Overfishing destroys ecosystems in South Africa

Overfishing destroys ecosystems in South Africa

In South Africa, scientists have been concerned about more than 1,700 baby Cape cormorants being left behind off the coast of Cape Town in January.

The chicks are thought to have been abandoned by their parents due to declining fish stocks, forcing the adults to migrate to survive.

Overfishing has been devastating to local ecosystems in southern Africa, but containing fisheries is no easy task. The sector generates 335 million euros per year and employs almost 30,000 people.

Amid the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, protecting biodiversity does not appear to be a priority for the South African government. Notify our correspondents.

Program prepared by Jennie Shin.