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2013 La Brea Oil Spill

SUMMARY

LABORATORY REPORTS

MEDIA (Photos and Videos)

OFFICIAL STATEMENTS

Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) Response to the July, 2016 Joint Press Release by The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) And The Institute Of Marine Affairs (IMA): “Investigation Into Gulf Of Paria Fish Kills Continues”.

On numerous occasions FFOS has provided samples for the EMA and the IMA to test – fish, crabs, shark, pelicans, and bottle nose dolphins – yet we have never received a single report, or even a definit…

Official Statements on the La Brea Fish Kill Investigation

September 20th 2016 Due to conflicting information provided to the media over the past few months, FFOS now seeks to clarify the evidence on the on-going Fish Kills in the South Western peninsula…

Is Fish Safe To Eat?

Date: September 21st ,2016 Dear Editor/Newsroom, In light of the independent laboratory analysis conducted by the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) for Fishermen and Friends of…

Official Statements on New Analysis into the La Brea Fish Kills

September 23rd 2016 Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have addressed two open letters respectfully seeking an urgent meeting with the two highest office holders of our Republic, His Excellen…

Hard Decisions Must Be Made

Date: September 28th,2016 Dear Editor/Newsroom, December 17, 2013 Since the unprecedented Petrotrin oil spill of 2013 a wide variety marine life continues to wash ashore, dead or dying on…

Venezuela Invades Trinidad and Tobago!

Date: April 3rd , 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Attached is also an audio clipping of the following press statement. Venezuela Invades Trinidad and Tobago! Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (F…

Another Oil Spill

Should we not have a Law that forces all oil companies to report ALL OR ANY oil spills? How many spills are reported and how many go unreported?

Petrotrin Oil Spill- An Accident or a Time Bomb?

Every time there is an oil spill, a cosmetic clean up occurs and they pretend that the problem is solved. The problem is never solved because the cause of the problem has never been addressed

What we should all know about Petrotrin’s danger

Until and unless our elected leaders act with accountability and good public administration they will continue to cause untold hardship for countless communities who are without a voice.

Pictures of Pelicans affected by the oil spill (See Link for Pictures)

While many many new Pelicans continue to be discovered drenched in thick black oil, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) is wondering if the oil spill was ever contained and cleaned up. And what ab…

Unacceptable Secrecy at a time of national disaster

Date: May 8th , 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Unaccetable Secrecy at a Time of National Disaster The reported deaths of three Venezuelan men, whose boat capsized after their engine failed wh…

Public Warning to Seafarers

Unless negligent officers and Companies are held accountable by OSHA and other Authorities and Agencies, they will continue to drown all of us in an endless sea of oil.

Dead fishes by the thousands in Chaguaramas

Date: May 11th , 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have received pictures today (Thursday 11th may 2017) which clearly show larger fishes such as catfish, ar…

Cleaning Oil Drenched Pelicans are a Waste of Time

However rehabilitation does not end, just by recuing the birds and releasing them back in the wild. What’s the point in rehabilitating these birds if their probability of survival is low?

Warnings must be issued

Date: June 13th , 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Warnings must be Issued!!! Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) call on the Right Honourable Prime Minister to intervene and ensure Ministe…

Chaguaramas once again covered with dead fish

Date: May 19th , 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Chaguaramas once again covered with dead Fish Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) are once again reporting that presently as we write Calypso Mar…

The Rains have started= ongoing La Brea fish kills (See downloadable file for Videos and Images)

Date: May 31st , 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, The Rains have started= ongoing La Brea fish kills. The rains have started and as Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have accurately pred…

“Guardians of the Sea”…..?

Date: May 25th , 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, “Guardians of the Sea”…..? The Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) has recently released the 2016 State of the Marine Environment Report wh…

The Chaguaramas Fish Kill Continues……

Date: May 25th , 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, The Chaguaramas Fish Kill Continues……. Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) report that on Monday 22nd May at 6.30pm, tens of thousands…

Clumps of oil have reached Bonaire….as predicted

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago have not acted responsibly in informing and issuing regional and public warnings to our neighbouring countries who were in the pathway of the oil clumps floating…

Oil Clumps have turned into tar on Bonaire’s East Coast (See downloadable pdf for videos and images)

Date: June 13th , 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Oil clumps have turned into tar on Bonaire’s east coasts. Clean up efforts have begun on the oil clumps/tar polluted coastal areas Sorobon a…

Why delay Beverage Container Bill?

Date: June 1st , 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Why delay Beverage Containers Bill? When business leaders lead, the world gets closer to sustainability. Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (F…

World Environmental Day must be more than lip service….

Date: June 3rd , 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, World Environment Day must be more than lip service… Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) are proud that the United Nations has designated…

National Bird Under Siege (see downloadable PDF for images and video links)

Date: June 8th , 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, We must protect our wetlands. Although hunters kill the Scarlet Ibis, with its habitat the birds will continue to repopulate. When their na…

Hemorrhaging the Economy

Date: July 3th 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, The Honourable Minister has whitewashed this can of worms. We quote from the Post-Cabinet Press Briefing Summary: “Minister Cuffie noted that the G…

La Brea Community Sentenced to Death

Unless our Government treats this health disaster with a matter of extreme urgency, they will continue to endorse the endangerment of public life and public health. This is no matter to play politics …

FFOS responds to IMA: Bait Dump vs. Fish Kill in Chaguaramas

FFOS continue to appeal to the Government and our environmental institutions to share this eminent scientific analysis, or to conduct scientific analysis (if none has been done) instead of blurting ou…

Disturbing silence from PM on Regional disaster

When Ministers deliberately lie in Parliament and the Prime Minister by his silence gives consent, the respect for all Cabinet utterances, and the reputation of our beleaguered nation is brought into …

Another “unreported”, “insignificant” Petrotrin Oil Spill?

Shouldn’t there be environmental transparency and accountability instead of secrecy?

Irresponsible Approval

Date: August 15th 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, The attached letter was sent to the Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis, Minister of Planning and Development on August 7th 2017 and was copied to Hi…

Systemic prevention to control mosquito population

Unless preventive measures are first exhausted, we risk ecosystem imbalances such as the decimation of insectivorous bats and beneficial pollinators, and the cumulative impacts of long-term neurotoxin…

Can Petrotrin be saved?

Despite Petrotrin’s complete control and monopoly over all the shallow most lucrative oil fields, we are being forced to finance this failing state enterprise who have no shame in posting a 4.5 Bill…

Can we afford Petrotrin?

As we face major global energy supply adjustments in an ever changing and more competitive world environment can we afford to risk national welfare for the sake of one more blatantly corrupt mismanage…

FFOS seek leave to apply for a Judicial Review of the decision to issue CEC 4952/2016

Date: October 4th 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have on 29th September 2017, filed an application for Leave for a Judicial Review of the decision by the E…

Good Tax, Bad Tax

Date: October 6th 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) congratulate the Honourable Minister of Finance for proposing to implement an “environmental tax” of $2…

Dr Rowley’s compensation nightmare has happened! Another oil spill in the Gulf

If FFOS did not report this disaster, would it have gone unnoticed?

Public warning to all fishermen and mariners of the Gulf of Paria

Date: October 16th 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) hereby warn all seafarers and fisher-folk from the Cocorite, Charlieville, Felicity, Brick Field, Orange V…

Who is the Government Protecting?

Why are the public and primary stakeholders being kept in the dark? Is the Government protecting someone?

Why is the fingerprinting secret?

Unless there is social justice for our people by the firm enforcement of Law, the foundation of our democracy will continue to crumble.

Accidents must not be Inevitable

Unless each one of us seize the privilege to take responsibility and to protect our vulnerable and those without a voice, the trend of institutional decay and corporate irresponsibility will continue …

Justice delayed is justice denied

Date: October 27th 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, In 2014 Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) (the Claimant) judicially reviewed the Environment Management Authority’s (EMA’s) decision to issue a…

FFOS commends Dr. Terrence Farrell

Date: November 12th 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) commend Dr. Terrence Farrell, Chairman of the Government appointed Economic Development Advisory Board (E…

Another Petrotrin oil spill, this time in Santa Flora

Petrotrin continues to frequently wreak havoc with its dilapidated infrastructure.

Privy council rules in favor of FFOS (Water Pollution Fees)

Date: November 27th, 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Please see attached for the Judgement handed down by the Privy Council Privy Council Rules for FFOS The Judicial Committee of the Privy…

Environmental Democracy (UN Principle 10) not a Government Priority

Date: November 29th, 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, The recent victory of Fishermen and Friends of the Sea, (FFOS) in its challenge to the Water Pollution (Fees) Regulations, 2001 (and by extensi…

FFOS being forced to file for Injunctive Relief

Date: December 22nd 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) regret to inform you that it is being forced to consider injunctive relief against the Government. …

Illegal Excavation of Las Cuevas Turtle Nesting Site

Date: January 5th, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Currently, excavators are modifying the course of the Las Cuevas River, where it meets the beach. The developer, George Aboud and Sons, has no en…

Flouting the Law

These five shrimp trawlers are openly violating the Shrimp Trawl Regulations under the watchful eyes of Government. FFOS have made public and have reported alleged conflicts of interest within the Co…

The Bulldozers have arrived (See downloadable pdf for additional images and videos)

Date: January 13th 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, On Monday 8th January, 2018, heavy earth works machinery including several bulldozers, excavators and road preparation equipment have arrived at t…

Bulldozers wreak havoc. Is this the last of the world famous Aripo Savannas?

Date: January 15th 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, One week has passed since the heavy earth moving machinery started bulldozing the southern boundary of the Aripo Savannas including the historic t…

Videos and pictures of breaches in law by the Ministry of Works and Transport (see downloadable pdf for Video and Image links)

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Public Attacks Unwarranted FFOS is standing up now to the Rule of Law

Date: January 20th 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, FFOS are being criticized based on misinformation and petty bias. Throughout its twenty years of advocacy for sustainable development which means …

Who speaks for the Ocelot Tiger Cat?

Date: January 28th 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Many people are suddenly in favour of this controversial highway as if to suggest that FFOS are opposed to it. FFOS have never said we should not …

Questionable National Priorities

Date: January 31s 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, The Bloomberg exposé has brought to light a dark reality that Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have been cautioned not to speak about. T…

Clandestine Meetings in defiance of the Honorable Court

Is the Government by extension respecting the Court?

FFOS slam Minister Sinanan

Date: February 1st 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, The Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) considers Minister Rohan Sinanan’s statement that the injunction granted by the Court in the interes…

Who is raiding our treasury?

Date: February 3rd 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) wish to respond to Minister Rohan Sinanan’s public statements made at the Sangre Grande Chamber of Comm…

A Win for Ecological Justice

Date: February 9th 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, It is a wonderful day for ecological justice as we have had a successful day in the court of appeal. FFOS had 2 applications before the court and …

The Lagoon of Doom- Death on Carat Shed Beach, La Brea

Who is protecting the vulnerable human and nonhuman communities exposed to the toxic and fatal COREXIT 9500? Who is speaking for the marine animals who reside in this area and continue to die day aft…

No excuse for Ignorance

Date: February 27th 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Dr. Rowley has encouraged lawlessness and disrespects his office when he broadcasts falsehoods about the Toco Manzanilla Highway. The Prime Minis…

FFOS will comply with the Privy Council Ruling

Date: March 2nd , 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, On 27th November 2017 , the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council overturned the Trinidad and Tobago Appeal Court judgement handed down by Ju…

No Accountability in Oil Spill Disasters

Date: March 3rd, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, On Friday 2nd March 2018, the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI) reported “a 10-barrel oil spill” identifying the source as a 6-in…

Waterfront Covered in Oil

When the Government turns a blind eye and allows even the smallest of Laws to be broken every Law in every corner of the country is weakened.

Government must act lawfully

Unless our Authorities act with haste a serious public endangerment will continue. FFOS will continue on its sometimes lonely pilgrimage to protect the voiceless.

FFOS will continue its pilgrimage

Date: March 26th, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, The FFOS appeal for leave for judicial review for the grant of a CEC for the construction of the 5000m highway, from Cumuto to Sangre Grande, alo…

Why is EMA silent?

Date: April 6th 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, On 4th April 2018, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have initiated a Direct Private Party Action against the Ministry of Works and Transport …

The escalating crisis of our Venezuelan border. Who is responsible?

Date: April 11th, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Today there is now a free flow of persons, creatures, and contraband through the Venezuelan-Trinidadian marine border. Seasoned seamen know that…

Meaningful Stakeholder Inclusion

Date: April 17th, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea have always been in favor of a port in Toco. Today, FFOS have written to the Environmental Management Authority …

Consultation Extension Granted

Date: April 18th, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Please see attached for a voice recording of this statement. National Infrastructure Development Company Limited ( NIDCO)’s Project Enginee…

The Voiceless Community of Las Cuevas

Date: April 19th, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) welcome development for Las Cuevas that preserves the integrity of the natural capital and biodiversity of…

Highway Halted

Date: April 20th 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fisherman and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) today scored a landmark victory in the Court of Appeal when it was granted leave to appeal to the Privy Coun…

Corporate Leadership

Date: April 27th , 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Massy Stores must be commended for taking the lead in promoting zero tolerance for plastic bags. According to the Center for Biological Div…

FFOS Initiates Legal Action Against George Aboud and Sons Ltd (see downloadable pdf for pictures)

Date: May 2nd, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have represented public interest issues in Las Cuevas since its inception in 1996. In 2004 the current owne…

How will Dr Rowley attract the Chinese Tourists?

Date: June 1st, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Twenty years ago Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) began representing Maracas Beach shark and bake vendors. The problems then were never suffi…

Public health threat…statements must be supported by science, not speculation

Date: June 18th, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, FFOS take strong objection to unsubstantiated and speculative statements. At the beginning of every rainy season since the December 17th 2013 P…

La Brea: Fish kill or fish dump?

Date: June 30th , 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, For the past 52 months since the 2013 Petrotrin oil spills, sudden, major and ongoing fish kills have been re-occurring daily in the “clearly de…

Mangrove destroyed today – lawlessness breeds lawlessness

Date: June 29th, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, The press release below was intended as a warning for the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) to prevent the destruction of the Cuesa River an…

FFOS SUPPORTS LAW ASSOCIATION

Date: July 5th, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, FFOS commends and supports the President of the Law Association, Mr. Douglas Mendes, SC, for his letters (dated Friday 29th June, 2018) to the Attor…

Gulf of Paria Blowout! Marine Warning- Danger!

Date: July 7th , 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen of the area and mariners in general, are urgently warned that the volatile and highly flammable site of the erupting platform known as th…

Web of lies – Gulf of Paria Blowout

How many other decommissioned, abandoned and/or orphaned wells exist and can the Minister locate these “Well Files” in the event of other inevitable ruptures?

Fish kill or Fish dump? You decide.

Date: July 21st , 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, According to the IMA in an article published on 6th July 2017 “Fish gulping for air at the surface, would indicate a contaminant was present in …

WERE SAFETY PROCEDURES FOLLOWED?

Unless there is transparency there can be no sustainable development.

FFOS vs EMA at the Privy Council on Monday 30th July, 2018

Date: July 30th, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Proceedings will be aired live online on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) website (https://www.jcpc.uk/live/court-03.html) Dat…

Another Avoidable Death

Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) issue condolences to the family of Neil Ramkhelawansingh, our deceased fisher who fell off a fishing boat close to the Godineau Bridg…

Waste oil being dumped in Longdenville

Date: October 14th 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Today (Saturday 13th October 2018) FFOS responded to calls from the local residents of Caparo Road, Longdenville. For the past 2 months, the …

Hypocritical Public Statements

Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) commend Minister of Planning and Development the Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis for her initiative to approve additional areas of forest for protection and sustain…

Another unreported oil spill at Petrotrin

Dear Editor/ Newsroom, Since 19th July 2018, there has been an oil spill at Petrotrin’s Point-a-Pierre Oil Refinery nearby the foreshore area. It is believed Tank 114 has erupted spilling oil, w…

Concerns raised 20 years ago are now echoed

Dear Editor/ Newsroom FFOS concerns raised 20 years ago are now echoed When will we learn? In 2000, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) lobbied for the protection of Invaders Bay Man…

Defeated but not discouraged

Date: August 28th, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have been defeated at the Privy Council. The Privy Council’s written judgment will be delivered on 8 Oc…

Nine years and 265M Later -is Maracas Beach a National Disgrace?

Date: September 2nd 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, The Institute of Marine Affairs published the 2016 “State of the Marine Environment Report” which revealed that Maracas Beach had a “very …

Bad investments follows bad planning

Dear Editor/Newsroom, Dr Keith Rowley recently signed a cooperative agreement for the construction of a dry-docking facility in La Brea, between our Government and the China Harbour Engineering C…

Are we prepared for disaster?

While our Nation is led down the greasy oil, gas and chemical industry road, are our institutions, or our legislature mindful of possible disasters, and are we ready?

Are we victims or perpetrators?

We are not only victims but also perpetrators of global warming.

Without Law Enforcement, there can be no order.

These important spawning grounds are rendered lifeless. Our already over-exploited benthic organisms and juvenile fish are on the brink of collapse while our fishing communities are left impoverished.…

Summary Report: Dec 17th 2013 Oil Spill, La Brea, Trinidad (see downloadable PDF for media and laboratory report links)

On 17th December 2013, 7,554 barrels of Bunker C fuel oil spilled into the Gulf of Paria. It was speculated that the oil spill was a direct result of poorly maintained sea lines owned by the state o…

2013 La Brea Oil Spill Laboratory Reports and External Reports

(December 2013) Petrotrin-Environmental-Data-on-December-2013-Oil-SpillDownload (December 2013) IMA-Environmental-Incident-Report-December-2013Download (June 2015) Report-of-Environmnetal-Assess…

Minister F Khan is Wrong

Date: January 19th 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishing is the only source of income for our fishers who have invested in their vessels, engines and nets and are now faced, without any forewarni…

FFOS 2018 New Year’s Wish List

Date: December 27th 2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, FFOS once again give thanks to all of our supporters. This year our 2018 New Years’ Wish List is an appeal to our Government to: Imple…

Sandals Withdraw

Date: January 16th, 2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, It has been reported that Sandals has withdrawn the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of the Sandals Resort in Buccoo Estat…

Safeguarding our Country’s Future

Up to now ‘Big Oil’ has not proven there is no impact of seismic surveys. The burden of proof must be on them. Our Government is reminded that if there is no zooplankton, there are no fish

Official Statements

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FFOS Responds to IMA- “bait dump vs fish kill in Chaguaramas”/
Today the annual ongoing Mosquito Creek fish kill continues

Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) respond to the article
published on page 23, Thursday 6th July 2017, in the Daily Express, titled
“Bait dump vs fishkill in Chaguaramas” by Farahnaz Solomon, PhD, of the
Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA), we alert the Media that at 8am today,
12th July, the entire shore line and coast of Mosquito Creek is covered in dead fish of a wide variety, including large commercial species. FFOS have called on the Governments IMA to investigate these ongoing death in the Petrotrin Red Zone area which was so named after the December 17th, 2013 oil spills and to honestly advise the public of the safety of consuming fish and shrimp from this significantly contaminated area. The IMA have continuously claimed that the ongoing occurrence of dead fish in the Chaguaramas Basin since May 10th 2017, and in Point Sable Beach, on the fringe of the Aripero Lagoon in La Brea since the December 17th 2013 oil spills, are “dumped bait” by “long liner vessels that had visited the area”, or “dumped by catch” as in the case of La Brea. Fishermen, mariners and residents of Chaguaramas and La Brea have stated to us that this is the first time in the history of these areas that they have observed tens of thousands of dead fish, day after day. The Chaguaramas Basin has had dead fish for over 9 weeks, and with no apparent cause

  • no net marks,
  • no reported hydrocarbons in the water,
  • no reported chemical spill,
  • no industrial activity,
  • no unusual decomposing debris in the Basin.

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La Brea Fish Kill Investigation

Due to conflicting information provided to the media over the past few months, FFOS now seeks to clarify the evidence on the on-going Fish Kills in the South Western peninsula of Trinidad.
Background
In December 2013 Petrotrin had a series of oil spills including a major one on 17th December, the largest in our history, of some 7,500 barrels of Bunker C type oil, which heavily impact the coastline of south-west Trinidad generally and the beaches of La Brea in particular. Petrotrin and its energy partners were not prepared for the spill and the response from the energy sector was less than satisfactory. Spilled oil was dispersed prior to being contained because of a lack of equipment which had to be flown in from abroad. One of the dispersants used close to the shoreline in La Brea was Corexit 9500A. This product is intended to be used in open seas only and is banned in the European Union.
Following the spill the then Government created a National Environmental Assessment Task Force (NEATF) to conduct a thorough investigation on how and why the spill happened and on the resulting environmental impacts, including the potential for contamination of fish stock as well as to address any public health issues that may have arisen. The resulting Report was promised to the public but never released.
Missing Information After numerous letters, FFOS sought access to the Report of the NEATF under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) from several government institutions and ministries including UWI, EMA, IMA, the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Trade as well as Petrotrin. FFOS was not successful. The Report was classified as a ‘Cabinet Document’ and exempt from the FOAI.

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Is fish safe to eat?

In light of the independent laboratory analysis conducted by the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) for Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) AND the Environmental Management Authority (EMA), we are advising that caution be observed in the consumption of demersal fish (bottom dwellers) from the waters surrounding La Brea until further investigation can be done into the hydrocarbon contamination. The report dated August 19th 2016 shows Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) readings in excess of 26 000 mg/kg both in the flesh of fish and sediment sampled in La Brea. This is significantly higher than any scientific study on the matter or similar investigation into environmental and human health concerns. These alarming readings are of samples taken from the same beaches affected by the oil spills and whereFFOS continues to document sick and dying fish washing ashore daily. This analysis which was done jointly with the EMA utilized the same methodology, the same laboratory and with a larger sample size of fish than those previously conducted by the EMA. As joint clients FFOSwere able to share the results from the CARIRI Service Report, despite request from various authorities not to. Having made statements previously that all fish were “grossly normal” and dumped by fishermen the EMA have distanced themselves from these results which they themselves jointly sampled and had commissioned.

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Article #4

New Analysis into the La Brea Fish Kills and Risks to the Public Health

Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have addressed two open letters respectfully seeking an urgent meeting with the two highest office holders of our Republic, His Excellency Anthony
Thomas Aquinas Carmona, and The Honourable Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley, to present unpublished and new scientific findings pertaining to the La Brea fish kills, toxicity and public health concerns.
New information has been produced by an accredited institution with professorial authority which proves definitively that there is cause for grave concern for the public health of the nation and the wider Caribbean region where our fish and shrimp are exported. This matter is of urgent public concern because our government agencies, whom we have met
with extensively, continue to avoid their obligations to investigate expeditiously, or to invoke the precautionary principal which arguably should be invoked at this time. FFOS is calling for a transparent group of both State and Civil Society Organizations – including fishermen – to establish the cause of the on-going fish kills, to eliminate this cause and to
ensure the well-being of both our environment and the public health. We hope our leaders will take the time to consider this unresolved and on-going national health threat imperatively.

Article #5

Hard Decisions Must Be Made

Since the unprecedented Petrotrin oil spill of 2013 a wide variety marine life continues to wash ashore, dead or dying on the beaches of La Brea.  The Authorities promised to investigate the matter then erroneously reported it as excess fish dumped by fishermen (lab results are never released or inexplicably go missing).  The fish kill in La Brea continues on a daily basis (peaking after heavy rains). FFOS presented evidence of this but it is ignored or rejected.  This continued for 3 years while FFOS continued to call for action. July 25, 2016 FFOS conducted its’ own investigation in La Brea using the same laboratory as the Authorities  CARIRI found high levels of hydrocarbon contamination in sediment and fish tissue (2680.73 mg/kg of TPH)  Aimed at officially discrediting the FFOS report, the EMA immediately conducted the same analysis using the same method.[dated August 15, 2016] The results were not made public but the EMA declared the samples “grossly normal” and announced again that the dead fish were dumped by fishermen.  This most recent EMA report [include date of report] had numerous, grievous errors – incorrect dates, units of measure, even page numbers – when these errors were pointed out to them by FFOS the report was withdrawn and then reintroduced as a draft, corrected.

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La Brea Community sentenced to death

For the past 42 months since the eleven (11) 2013 Petrotrin oil spills, major
and ongoing fish kills have been occurring daily on the beaches of La Brea.
Since December 2013, FFOS have recorded this event in the history of Trinidad and Tobago. FFOS have been visiting Point Sable Beach in La Brea, almost every Saturday, at the falling tide, since the beginning of this year.
Put plainly, this is an urgent environmental and public health risk. Government officials as well as the resident fishing association are turning a blind eye on this La Brea community who are at greatest exposure and risk, as they regularly catch and consume large quantities of their own freshly caught fish, which have been found in UTT’s laboratory tests to contain “significant levels” of the cancer causing triggers known as Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs). In the end the Government officials and the fishing Association, are not being mindful of who will suffer the most.

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The Lagoon of Doom- Death on Carat Shed Beach, La Brea

Today 26th February 2017, in our fifth year since the Petrotrin 2013 oil
spill, eleven (11) species of fish (herring, blinch, rokando, salmon, catfish,
moonshine, plato, blow/puffer fish, fowl fish, branch and mullet), pelicans,
cobeaux, frigate birds and crabs continue to wash ashore dead on Carat Shed Beach La Brea. Once again, Carat Shed and Point Sable Beaches are
contaminated with dead marine species.

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If the Hon. Minister Robinson-Regis claims that the “fish are safe to eat” based on the USFDA analysis of fish in Trinidad coastal areas done in 2016, then what is relentlessly killing these pelicans, corbeau, frigate birds, and a wide variety of demersal and pelagic fish in La Brea? This is Lenten season and larger than normal quantities of fish are being consumed. FFOS continue to appeal to Our Right Honourable Prime Minister to consider the vulnerable Southern community who are being exposed first hand to the same contaminants which is killing these species each day. FFOS call on our Prime Minister to intervene and guide these fishing

Article #8

Government must act lawfully

The Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago declares the right of the individual to life as a fundamental human right. This means that no one, including the Government, can try to end your life. It also means that the Government should take appropriate measures to safeguard life by
making laws to protect you and, in some circumstances, by taking steps to protect you if your life is at risk. The National Environmental Policy (NEP) of 2006, states that “the Government therefore accepts the responsibility to adopt policies and measures with a view to improving human health and the quality of life”. The laws of our country mandate that the Government ensures the protection of human health, yet they intentionally risk the lives of the La Brea fishing and fish consuming communities. Since the December 17th 2013, Petrotrin has reported a “7000 barrel” oil spill which washed ashore in La Brea; this community has been plagued with daily fish and marine species mortality in such great numbers that it has become the norm. Since the last reported mass fish kill in Carat Shed Beach La Brea on 26th February 2018, the Environmental Management Authority (EMA)
has visited at least 4 times to investigate fish and predatory marine bird kill at the behest of Alvin La Borde, President of the La Brea Fisherfolk Association. However, when the EMA visited, no samples were taken to determine the cause of death. Why didn’t the EMA inform the pubic there were ongoing fish and bird kill?

Article #9

Public health threat…statements must be supported by science, not
speculation

FFOS take strong objection to unsubstantiated and speculative statements.
At the beginning of every rainy season since the December 17th 2013 Petrotrin oil spill, literally hundreds of
thousands of dead fish, pelicans, magnificent frigate birds, corbeaux, bottlenose dolphins, shrimp, crabs, stingrays
and other marine creatures wash ashore dead or dying on the beaches of La Brea.
On Sunday 17th June, 2018 on Point Sable beach, La Brea, FFOS recorded over twelve species of dead fish, one
corbeaux, in addition to a dead bottle-nose dolphin.(see pictures attached.)
Five years after the daily ongoing continuous fish kill that started on 17th December 2013, the cause of the death
has still not been determined by our Government Agencies including the IMA and the EMA.
Without any chemical analysis from our Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) or Environmental Management
Authority (EMA) to determine that the fish was chemical free we noted the superstitious conclusions by the
President of the La Brea fisherfolk say that its dumped fish.
Never once has the EMA, IMA or the Ministry of Planning Development identify and specify the source of the
ongoing 5-year La Brea fish kill.
Since last year, the Ministry of Planning and Development stated that they will commence sediment testing in the
Dec 2013, oil impacted areas. Has this monitoring programme commenced? What are the reports of the area?
The Authorities have remained tongue-tied and shrouded in secrecy as to what is happening to our La Brea inshore
fishery.
Instead of selling out the fishery, we should ask ourselves, why would fishermen dump a 4 lb commercial fish?
Why would fisherfolk willingly sabotage their own livelihood?
FFOS continue to appeal to the Government to:

Article #10

La Brea: Fish kill or fish dump?

For the past 52 months since the 2013 Petrotrin oil spills, sudden, major and ongoing fish kills have been re-occurring daily in the “clearly defined Petrotrin Red Zone area” from Mosquito
Creek to Point Fortin with concentrated mortalities in the Aripero Lagoon area off La Brea. La Brea- Fish Kill or fish Dump?
For the past 52 months since the 2013 Petrotrin oil spills, sudden, major and ongoing fish kills have been re-occurring daily in the “clearly defined Petrotrin Red Zone area” from Mosquito
Creek to Point Fortin with concentrated mortalities in the Aripero Lagoon area off La Brea. FFOS acknowledges the article written by Dr Farahnaz Solomon PHD, of the Institute of Marine
Affairs (IMA), headlined “Fish Kill vs. Fish Dump” in the Trinidad Express dated 28th June 2018 and respond with concern.
The IMA article is really only a set of general guidelines for differentiating fish kills from fish dumps since there are no data in the article about the ongoing and recent fish kills in the Aripero Lagoon area off La Brea. It neither proves nor disproves any particular event nor does it
address the multitudes of frigate birds and corbeaux which continue to wash ashore dead or dying and could not have been discarded by a shrimp trawler. It’s kind of hard to write a rebuttal
to this article because it doesn’t really make any specific or scientific claims of merit. Fish Kill events
FFOS agree with the IMA that the most prevalent cause of fish kills are due to natural events but the learned institution conveniently fails to realize that human activities can influence their
frequency and severity.
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Fishermen and Friends of the Sea- FFOS (Applicant) v Environmental Management Authority- EMA (Respondent)

JUDGEMENT CV2020-1251 Download ACCESS TO EIA-CASE SUMMARYDownload PRESS STATEMENTS

Fishermen and Friends of the Sea- FFOS (Appellant) v Environmental Management Authority – EMA (Respondent) And The Ministry of Works and Transport – MOWT (First Interested Party) and Kall Company Limited – KALLCO (Second Interested Party)

CASE SUMMARY JUDGEMENTS1. High Court2. Court of Appeal3. Privy Council PRESS STATEMENTS

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Hawksbill Turtle

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Green Turtle

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Loggerhead Turtle

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Ocelot

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Golden Tree Frog

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COVID-19 Is Here – Action Plan Missing.

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Safeguarding Our Country’s Future

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FFOS Calls for Coordinated Emergency Response/ Consultation on the Suspension of All Mortgage and Interest Costs and Property Rentals in Event of COVID-19 Disaster.

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Come Together in Defence of Each Other

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Hold your tongue, Minister Young!

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Supplemental EIA for Invaders Bay

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Other Major Infrastructural Projects

FFOS Annual Wish List

Other Mangrove Degradation

Seismic Surveys

Other Oil Spills

Government Expenditure

Conservation of Wildlife Act

Rubbish Container Bill

Draft Waste Rules

Fisheries Act

Freedom of Information Act

Non-profit Organization Act

Air Pollution

Water Pollution Rules

Certificate of Environmental Clearance Rules

Environmental Management Act

National Environmental Policy

Malathion Fogging

Environmentally Sensitive Species

Environmentally Sensitive Species Rules: https://www.ema.co.tt/images/Files/pdf/environmentally_sensitive_species_rules2001.pdf

Environmentally Sensitive Areas

Environmentally Sensitive Areas Rules: https://www.ema.co.tt/images/Files/pdf/environmentally_sensitive_areas_rules2001.pdf

Contaminated Alternative Food Packaging

Styrofoam Ban

Beverage Container Bill

2018 Gulf of Paria Oil-Well Blowout

2017 Chaguaramas Oil Spill

2017 Tank70 Eruption

Official Statements

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Public Access to Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)

Access to Environmental Impact Assessment

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