Honduras fishers are experiencing decompression sickness after diving for lobsters that are now found in deeper waters due to overfishing.
Over 47% of fishers have been affected from the bends as ignore the rules of scuba diving to provide for their families. The fishers dive more than twice a day and ascend faster the than prescribed rate to get back down to collect more lobsters. Many of the divers go back to fishing in the same way because out of necessity to provide for their families in the impoverished Caribbean Nation.
This story stresses the importance of considering ow sustainable fishing can affect the well being of impoverished coastal communities.
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