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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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