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Nicaragua fishermen triple their earnings

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Nicaraguan fishermen have tripled their earnings since the International Court of Justice granted the Central American nation sovereignty over some 90,000 square kilometers in the Caribbean sea in 2012.

The area given to Nicaragua includes a large part of the Seaflower Reserve, an area rich in lobster, sea snails and highly-valued fish such as red snapper.

Fishermen are now able to catch some 20,000 pounds of fish in one day, whereas before the Court's ruling the average was less than 15,000.

Full story (in Spanish)