> 45-year old Mikdad says he and his fellow fishermen can't make a living, and that life is unbearable.
He is one of about 3,700 fishermen in Gaza, which is dominated by the Hamas Islamist militant group. The Israeli defense minister says the new limitations on fishing came about after Palestinian attempts to infiltrate Israel and harm Israeli forces across the border. Palestinians have been mounting protests along the Israel-Gaza frontier.
Those demonstrations have included attempts to breach a security fence, which drew lethal Israeli fire. Gazans have also launched flotillas towards the maritime border with Israel. Traders in the fish market say prices have risen because they cannot meet the demand for the enclave's 2 million residents. Gaza is already dealing with a deep-rooted economic crisis.
Fishermen say they feel trapped with the new restrictions. Both Israel and Egypt keep tight control of their borders with Gaza. They say that's because of security concerns.