October 20, 2019

Gaza Strip Fishermen: Continued steadfastness under Israeli occupation collective punishment

Gaza Strip Fishermen: Continued steadfastness under Israeli occupation collective punishment

The fishing sector in the Gaza Strip is considered one important economic resource, a source of income and it participates in supporting the Palestinian Gross Domestic Product. It provides employment opportunities for a large number of fishermen and workers in the fishing industry, such as fish sale, construction and maintenance of boats and fishing equipment. The fishing sector also contributes to the support of Palestinian food security through the provision of animal protein from fish.

It is no secret that fishing is important for the Gaza Strip through different periods of time. Fishing craft in the Gaza Strip is not easy and is involving a high-risk profession; however, fishermen in the Gaza Strip prefers the sea to any other work.

Download the Paper as PDF: Gaza Strip Fishermen Fact Sheet EN – Final

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