Diving Deeper - The Story of the Jamaican spearfishermen

In a land of poverty, where the majority of people can't swim, Jamaican spearfishermen are an elite breed of free spirits and bold adventurers who head underwater in order to make their living. Since Jamaica is now so heavily overfished - there is little left to catch and many spearfishermen are effeciently removing the tiny, juvenile fish that are left. The government has recently banned spearfishing at night and many want it banned altogether. But that's not the only issue nowadays. There is a large population of spearfishermen who have started using a surface compressor to pump air down to them so they can stay down longer and dive deeper - where the bigger fish remain. Due to a lack of training and an economic necessity to perform dives like these, many spearfishermen suffer from... read more
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Diving Deeper - The Story of the Jamaican spearfishermen