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The fishing harbour at the south end of Olympiada beach, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

The fishing harbour at the south end of Olympiada's beach.
A big white truck stands on the quay, ready to take the day's catch to market. Gone are the days when fishermen caught fish for local consumption alone. Worlwide depletion of so-called fish "stocks" or "resources", and globalized markets mean that distant buyers can pay more for red mullet or sea bream than locals. Aegean fish are just as likely to turn up on a restaurant table in London, Tokyo or New York as in an Olympiada taverna. Kali orexi!

You can hardly blame small-scale fishermen for trying to get the best price for their fish: their work can be hard, tedious and dangerous; they have to be mindful of EU fishing quotas and a plethora of regulations; and they have to compete with enormous industrialized factory trawlers, whose enormous nets can take 300-300 tons of fish a day, and are indiscriminate about which marine creatures they ensnare.

The workings of market pricing also mean that local shops and restaurants often end up having to buy fish which has been caught by the very factory ships with which the small fishermen are competing. It also means that fish catches are transported over huge distances around the world, thus further adding to wasted resources and increasing pollution levels.
 
 
Fishing boats in Olympiada harbour, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

A variety of small fishing boats in Olympiada harbour.

The British topographer and traveller William Martin Leake, who visited
Olympiada in 1806, tells us that the old name for this harbour was the skala.
See History of Stageira and Olympiada - Part 7.
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