Nile fishermen protect stocks by pulling plastic from river


  • World
  • Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Fisherman Mohamed Nasar, 58, uses his boat to collect plastic garbage from the Nile river in Giza, Egypt May 20, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Al-QURSAYA, Giza (Reuters) - For 17 years, Mohamed Nasar has supported his family of five by fishing in the Nile River near the banks of the tiny island of Al-Qursaya close to central Cairo.

But the 58-year-old says fishermen like himself catch fewer fish every year as the Nile has become clogged with plastic bottles, bags and other waste.

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