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Mediterranean fishermen face perfect storm as tensions and temperatures rise

Climate change and geopolitical troubles make fishing an ever more difficult business

ROSETTA, Egypt — Until recently, Gamal Ahmed Gamal had made a living working the fields of the northern Nile Delta, and — like his father and many generations before him — he…

  • Peter Schwartzstein
  • Politico

But over the past decade, conditions deteriorated bit by bit:

Saltier soil shrank his wheat yields and caused his trees to wither.

When his lone cow developed skin ailments from wallowing in brackish groundwater, Gamal knew it was over. In 2017, he took up a cousin’s offer of a berth on his boat and…

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