Climate crisis drives Tunisia fishing trade into troubled waters
As dwindling stocks sound the death knell for their industry, fishermen face difficult and often dangerous choices
Boats gently knock together along the dock in Kelibia. The gentle melody of their wooden hulls colliding has been heard in this small Tunisian fishing village for decades. In the midday sun, fishermen feed scraps to stray cats in a scene that seems almost preserved in amber.
But the fishing trade is in its death throes here, as the pressures of the climate crisis impact on global fish stocks and put new social pressures on the fishermen themselves.