March 24, 2020

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”.
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
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?
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
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
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…

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

World Environmental Day must be more than lip service….
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…

La Brea Community Sentenced to Death
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 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…

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

Government must act lawfully
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.

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

Fish kill or Fish dump? You decide.
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 …

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