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One in three fishermen have left their jobs

Published söndag 2 februari 2014 kl 11.18
New figures from the news agency Siren show that a third of the country's commercial fishermen have left their jobs since 2002. Photo: Paulo Duarte/AP/TT

A third of the country's fishermen have quit their jobs in the last twelve years and the average age of those who are left is well over 50, newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports.

New figures from the news agency Siren show that a third of the country's commercial fishermen have left their jobs since 2002, the are now only 1,464 left in Sweden. Almost half of the fishermen working on the Swedish east coast have left their jobs, according to the news agency.

30-year-old Christian Johannisson started fishing commercially shortly after he finished high school. He tells Dagens Nyheter that he is not surprised that a lot of people leave the fishing industry.

"People are struggling to see a future for this profession. Many of us are deeply worried," Johannisson says.

Johannisson thinks that the reason why many choose to leave the industry is because it has become increasingly bureaucratic.

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