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Sitting on the dock of the bay.
Image by Neil. Moralee
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Mar 19 2012 (IPS) – James Nicholas has always made a living off the sea. A fisherman in the tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, he recalls the profitable business of selling his daily catch to residents and restaurants on the island and even exporting fish to luxury hotels in neighbouring ones.
But things have changed in recent times. Local experts are blaming conditions associated with climate change, insisting that they have led to a significant depletion of the local fishing stock.
At its peak in 2010, the fishing industry here employed an estimated 4,000 people and pumped 5.2 million dollars into the economy from exports alone.
“Growing up, we had an abundance of fish around the coastal areas,” Nicholas, who now serves as chairman of the Southern Fishermen Association, one of the groups representing fisher folk here, told IPS. Now, “some of the species have disappeared entirely.”
“Recently I was counting maybe about eight species that are totally gone. I can’t say it is climate change because I am not a scientist; I just have to go along with what the scientists are saying.”
One thing is certain, though. Nicholas said his members have been catching less and less fish, a decrease that is taking a financial toll on them.
"(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay" is a song co-written by soul singer Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper. It was first recorded by Otis Redding in 1967, days before his death on December 10, 1967 in a plane crash in Wisconsin that killed everyone onboard except Ben Cauley, the trumpeter in the band. It was released posthumously on Stax Records’ Volt label in 1968, becoming the first posthumous single to top the charts in the US.nIt charted at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.
ch32 Easy, Safe, Profitable, and Pleasant – Kempton’s Review/Best of “The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life”
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Here is my review/"best of" the book,
Kempton’s Best of “The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life”