New York Times Examines Use Of Mosquito Nets For Fishing In Africa, Possible Unintended Consequences
New York Times: Meant to Keep Malaria Out, Mosquito Nets Are Used to Haul Fish In
“…Across Africa, from the mud flats of Nigeria to the coral reefs off Mozambique, mosquito-net fishing is a growing problem, an unintended consequence of one of the biggest and most celebrated public health campaigns in recent years. … Though experts say that the vast majority of mosquito nets are used exactly the way they were intended — hung over beds — the full extent of mosquito-net fishing is unknown…” (Gettleman, 1/24).
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