Sun | Oct 25, 2020

Coastline degradation can have serious implications

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

We have to think ahead of time to prevent the degradation of the waterfronts from impending destructive hurricanes or storm surges. The reefs and other protective instruments which are in the seas to secure our welfares are being destroyed. Some of these fishermen use dynamite to catch fish, which is a dangerous practice and precedence, and should cease immediately.

Climate change could have serious implications. We ought to be proactive in averting the serious outcomes which are as a consequence of the total disregard for other animal and plant species. We have to put our right foot forward and pledge that we are going to save the planet from total destruction through our interventions.

We should report any deleterious activities in the sea, like reporting persons fishing in fish sanctuaries. There should be a ban on catching parrot fish that are responsible for securing coastlines reefs; and not disposing off garbage in the sea.

Another option is to place coastal groynes to facilitate stockpiling of coastline sand. There should be stringent punishment for violators who are not observing the laws.

PARIS TAYLOR

paristaylor82@hotmail.com