Why the Mexican fishers are leaving: How the world’s poorest fisherman are struggling to make ends meet
Mexican fishermen are abandoning their traditional livelihoods to become factory workers and housewives in the United States, according to new reports.
Fishermen have been forced to work long hours in harsh conditions to make a living and are being left to fend for themselves, the reports said.
The reports come amid a growing trend of migration from Mexico to the United Kingdom, Australia and the United Arab Emirates.
Fisherman are leaving their traditional fishing villages to work in fast-growing, globalized industries like restaurants, hotels and construction, the news outlet said.
Mexico has one of the world, or at least the most, of the most restrictive fishing laws in the world.
Under the country’s fishing law, a fisherman can only catch one fish per day and only one species of fish per season.
But since 2016, Mexico has allowed many fishermen to catch more than 300 species of fishing fish.
In 2016, there were nearly 1.3 million fishers in Mexico, the countrys fisheries department said.
Mexico has about 15 million fisher people.
A report released this week by the World Bank and the National Fishery Management Institute (OFMII) found that Mexico’s fishing industry, which employs more than 40 million people, faces an acute shortage of workers and workers with the right skills.
Of the 12 million fisherpeople in Mexico in 2017, 1.4 million were unemployed, with 2.7 million working in restaurants, 2.5 million working as housewives and 1.9 million in construction.
OFM II said that between 2016 and 2017, the average hourly wages for fishermen were almost $20 less than for the rest of the country.
Mexico’s government has sought to increase employment in the fishing industry with a law last year allowing a 15-hour work week.
But the country has not increased the minimum wage since 2017.
The UN Development Program, which is monitoring the crisis, estimated that at least 3.5 percent of fisher workers in Mexico had been unemployed for more than two years, which would amount to a quarter of the total fisher population.