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Sustainable fishing in Malta

submitted by St. Augustine College : Gabriel Pullicino  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Best Entry

Fish is a popular food in Malta. It is an important part of our diet and culture. Fresh and frozen fish is sold in markets, fish shops and supermarkets. But how sustainable are our practices? This article discusses current local practices such as fish quotas and work carried out by the NGO fish4tomorrow. It also investigates awareness of the general public and availability of msc labelled fish products and puts forward a number of suggestions.



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The Folly of Developing New Vehicle Fuel Stations

submitted by G.F Abela Junior College : Elise, Muscat  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Best Entry

Malta has a number of development applications for fuel stations on agricultural land which is classified not to be developed. The argument for new fuel stations is based upon the ever-increasing number of registered vehicles, Malta having the third highest density of cars in the EU. Fuel station developments decrease Malta’s lack of open space on this small and crowded island. It is contrary to Europe’s goal of placing an end-date to the sale of fossil-fuel cars. Once new land is developed, then it is unlikely to be converted back to its original state for the benefit of all.



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Human Trafficking- A New Harrowing Reality

submitted by Saint Francis Secondary School Sliema : Naomi Farrugia, Rebekkah Marmara’ Gafa’  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, other, School notice board, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Best Entry

Unfortunately, we are living in a world where human trafficking is very common, and people, especially females, are being sold for cheap labour or forced to work in the sex industry. This is a form of human slavery, and, according to the FBI, is ‘believed to be the third largest criminal activity in the world’. The aim of this study is to determine whether Maltese people are aware of this reality in Malta.



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St. Margaret College Senior Secondary School students research poverty in Uganda while proposing practical solutions to Missio Malta in aid of Uganda.

submitted by St Margaret College Secondary School Verdala Cospicua : Aiden Brignone, Nessim Islam DOB:  for 15-18
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): Magazine Tfal Missjunarji; School display, newspaper, other, school magazine
filed under Articles
awarded: Best Entry

Every year Missio Malta raises a charity fund campaign in aid of a particular mission project in a poor country round the world. This year the charity fund campaign is in aid of Catholic clinics in Uganda so they can be able to buy ambulances to save as many patients as possible especially to treat pregnant women on time. A group of fifth formers at St. Margaret College Senior Secondary School were invited by their teacher Martin Azzopardi sdc to research poverty in Uganda while proposing practical solutions to Missio Malta in aid of this country.



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