A Colombian student helps stop blast fishing to protect the environment

Americas Now

A marine biology student is trying to end an extreme way of fishing in Colombia.

Blast fishing is a form of fishing in which explosives are used to increase a fisherman’s catch.

In addition to killing hundreds of fish, it also shatters coral reefs. In many places it’s illegal.

But Colombia is a country where fishermen still employ the practice.

Colombia has coastlines along both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Its waters contain 2,600 marine species.

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