fishing in Barcelona

Barceloneta fishing boats

May 16th, 2009

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A remarkable photo of Barceloneta beach at the end of the 19th century. Compare with this painting by Picasso.

Barcelona fishing industry dying

May 15th, 2009

Excellent article from the Metropolitan on the catastrophic decline of Barcelona’s and Badalona’s once thriving fishing industry as a result of overfishing, effluent plastic and heavy metal pollution.

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“Fifteen years ago, there were 80 fishing boats in the Badalona fleet,” said Ramón Costa. “Five years ago, there were 40. Last year there were 15. Now, the fleet is down to only eight boats. Simply put, there aren’t enough fish left.”

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