FILE - In this April 12, 2018 file photo, fishermen prepare their fishing rods on Chivo beach as the sun sets in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
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In the sleepy Cuban fishing village of Cojimar that inspired Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea," locals say they are struggling to catch fish. Cuba's fish stocks have dropped drastically in recent decades due to overfishing and environmental factors, scientists say, prompting the country last month to pass a law imposing new regulations on the fishing industry.These are best practices that are increasingly being adopted worldwide although Cuba is a forerunner in the Caribbean, according to Daniel Whittle, a senior director at the Environmental Defense Fund, a U.S. nonprofit group that has been advising Cuban authorities on conservation and sustainable fishing.Cuba's overhauled fishing regulation aims to phase out state boats that are not up to modern environmental standards.That lucrative sector is increasingly competing with state stores for what seafood Cuba does produce.
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