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Fishing banned on Biblical-era sea

The Sea of Galilee has for centuries provided a healthy living for hundreds of fishermen - the disciple Peter among them, according to the Bible. According to the Gospels, when Jesus told Peter to cast his nets into deep water, "they caught fish in such large numbers their nets began to break."

But now an unprecedented fishing ban is being enforced on the Galilee because, says the Israeli government, chronic overfishing has severely depleted stocks.

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